I having been up and down on preds for various reasons. As high as 40mg and as low as 9mg. Currently I am taking 15mg of pred and 20mg of leflonumide. Since going below 20mg I have had more hip and shoulder pain as well as problems with my feet. These are all more prominent in the mornings and sleep is not great as I am in discomfort. My question is do you think I should try to split the preds up a bit by taking some in the morning and the other part before going to bed? If so what sort of split would you recommend? I have only just started on the leflunomide so don't expect any benefit for the first 6 weeks!
I am in less pain than when I was without preds so at least that's something. I am signed off for a month from work which is just as well as that would be a real struggle. Went to visit my daughter and son in law at the weekend in Oxford, driving from Truro, and I just couldn't manage the drive so my wife drove 2/3rds of the way up and back. I did a bit of work whilst there helping to insulate their shed and boy did I pay for it on Monday! Went to M&S to do some Christmas shopping and after 5 minutes I was whacked out. Spent the rest of the day in the chair.
Really fed up with this condition controlling what I can and can't do and the pay back for doing that bit extra when you feel a bit better?