I am currently signed off having had a flare, my bloods reflect this although thankfully, not up to their original levels.
I have looked at my options, having been on steroids now since June 15, I am on a wobbly 18mgs, it seems when I return to work, the pressure begins and I have another flare. (just reduced again from going back up to 20 from 16).
I do not unfortunately have the option of stopping work, I could stay off a little longer but I do need to work. We have just moved house to reduce our mortgage so I can reduce my hours.
I am considering a phased return to work, and reducing hours. I have beend ofered 24 hours - which will be easier if the work load is reduced and I can manage this. I will be doing a four day week, and hopefully one of those will be at home. (They had originally said I could do one in the office and 3 at home, but have changed their mind!)
Has anyone any suggestions what has worked for them ..... I do not want to slow the healing process down by asking too much on myself, but I do need to contribute to the business. Although I certainly am nowhere near working at the level I was before - preds befuddle my brain! I have a 20 mile journey to the office.
Also, I started taking my preds at night. FIrst morning I felt fantastic, the second not so good - realised on my first day I had taken morning does and then again at 11pm - so almost 40mgs in a day - it relieved all discomfort and gave me loads of energy - but clearly don't want to be on that dose. I am going to keep taking before bed, it seems (for me anyway) to increase the night sweats but stops the trembling in the day.
Thanks for any advise/comment you may have.