Hi, I have recently reached 7 mgs of Pred. Using DSNS. I have my husband's brother's big posh (3rd) wedding on Saturday and then again more celebrations for more people the following Saturday. I won't know anyone except my husband and his recently widowed sister ( giving her support has been an incentive). I have dreaded it for months.
I have not felt great on 7 mgs, waking up feeling dreadfully I'll without the strength to push the bed covers off. This improves as I get moving but I am struck by irresistible fatigue at random times. Yesterday I had a horrible sensation as if I was being hugged too hard with pressure and pain in the ribs. I can only think I strained something choking on acid reflux. I am getting stabbing headaches in the side of my head to add to a cap like constant headache and I am experiencing hideous eye strain, one eyelid has a swelling. I have twinges of PMR pain across my shoulders and aching legs. I am filled with dread that this will look like deliberately snubbing the wedding if I don't go. I have spent a fortune on clothes, hair etc. the very expensive catering will have counted me in ( all my children have plans and cannot go in my place). Is it wise and can I make myself behave by taking more Pred for the duration? I don't want to up my dose but I've blithely advised others to when there is an ordeal looming. I am also worried about the head and eye symptoms re GCA. GP knows less than this site, I imagine my Rheumie would let me increase if I can track her down. Arg! Help!