Can you tell from my subject line that I am in a bit of a rut? Last month I was doing well at 5MG after recovering from a flare after dropping to 4 MG. Once again, after almost a month at 5MG, I dropped to 4MG of RAYOS at 10pm and ½ MG of Prednisone in am. FLARE! It took a week to recover and had to go back up to 6MG. My Dr suggested 2 old dose, 1 new dose, 2 old dose, 2 new dose, 2 old dose, 3 new dose ect… For some reason I can’t get past 5MG which I was told could be due to Adrenals. Sore shoulders, blurry vision, horrible fatigue and that awful, miserable flu feeling. Not great when you work full time.
My husband and I will be traveling to Florida on the 27th . This will be our first trip without children (we became empty nesters in August) so I am really looking forward to this trip. From all that I have read on this forum, I will be sure not to taper before my trip. I am also looking into cognitive therapy. Yep, I said it. My Dr recommended this last year and I said “I don’t need that, I am just fine!” She said part of the healing journey is mental wellness. I now understand…. I have recently been experiencing emotional stress when I flare and find myself a bit depressed. Anxiety which I never had until this past year seems to be happening more and more. Meditation helps a lot but only to a certain point. Yesterday in tears, I told my girlfriend who suffers from Meniere’s that there is not one day, hour, second that I am not reminded I have PMR. It is starting to wear me down….