Wow, I woke up this morning, a little extra early, to take my prednisone. I set it to the side as it was still a little early and than forgot to take it. I went back to bed and Boom! I could barely get out of bed. I though I was having a flare up or something. Soon I couldn't take the steps again. That when I realized I missed my dose. I can't believe how quickly the pain returned and how fierce. It is easy to forget the disease is still working on messing with our bodies while taking the prednisone.
Yesterday I saw the rhuemy. She said my temporal arteries have reduced significantly yet I am still presenting symptoms such as tender areas, headache and I still have what I call now black line waterfalls in my right eye. She said the inflammation is still too high in my body. Well she was right! I am to stay on 60 mg for another month. The good news is I haven't gained weight yet. Other than BP, insomnia and now beginning of some fat deposits on my back, no other symptoms from the meds.
She wants me to not work for six months if I can, 3 at a minimum. I am to take it easy and heal. I was pretty upset when I left the office. I keep wanting to believe this will quickly go away. And than what a shock to learn how quickly the symptoms returned.
Thanks to veryone on this forum, I have learned a lot and have a place to share my journey. Yesterday was my 35th anniversary and it was wonderful.