So wise ones - I need advice please:
I have been tapering quite well using Dr. R. Hughes method. Just done a month of 7mg and was to start 7/6 alternating days for March - but had just returned from Australia and so because if travelling etc I didn't want to put extra pressure on myself and decided to stay on 7 for and extra week.
Well I started a job (live in care) on the 1st March - with a really demanding / critical client - who has me running up and down the stairs all day and nothing is right.
My knees started aching badly and then my legs started aching. They swell up incredibly - like tree trunks - my knees actually feel like they are floating. The flesh in the back of my thighs hurts so much as does the side of my calf muscles. My hips have started hurting now too. Pretty much same symptoms as before I was diagnosed. This morning my arms felt heavy and week when I was dressing her. My stomach has also started hurting. I went up to 8mg - for two nights now - but no relief yet.
Any advice please. I'm stressed and weepy and so irritated that I'm having to up my Pred.
I will probably have to leave this client - but so worried about money.