I can't believe how debilitating this condition is! I'm presuming the palpitations, shakiness and extreme fatigue are due to the condition, or could it be the Pred? It feels like I'm in a fight or flight situation but have no strength or energy to do anything about it. Just have to sleep. No life!
I had read that these symptoms can be caused by reactive hypoglycaemia, so I've been eating the rainbow and good carbs and good proteins etc and having something every couple of hours. Only started this 2 days ago and it did seem to help, but yesterday evening the shaking, palps and fatigue took hold. Hadn't had a busy day and had also been resting. What's going on???
I've been on 15mg Pred for 3 weeks after having a flare at 8mg. At least this time the Pred has stopped the pain (it hadn't the first time but was told by rheumy to reduce).
Have had blood tests and waiting for results. Have appointment with doc on Mon and thought I might suggest reducing at 4 weeks but do you think I should go to the suggested 12.5mg and if so should this be gradual? Want to go armed with info and be able to say what I want to do, although as I haven't got much fight in me at the moment I'm hoping the doc isn't in fighting form.