I have just had an injection of the steroid as my rheumy said he would rather have me visit the nurse clinic for the shot than increase my oral pred in the case of a flare. When I asked the nurse if it is a long lasting slow release dose she was unable to tell me so can anyone explain the difference between this and taking oral pred please? I am still taking the same dose as before the shot...15mg per day. I have also heard that some people prefer to take the medication by injection rather than orally. Is there any chance that the injection can decrease the weight problem or am I just hoping for a miracle?
A very Merry Christmas to everyone here, thanks for all your help over the last year and my wishes for a healthy and mainly pain free 2017. xxx