So to follow on from being prescribed Prednilisone, reading the warnings on the leaflet, I should contact my GP if I have high blood pressure! At my appointment at the Rheumatologists last week my blood pressure was sky high...188/95...could have been partly 'white coat syndrome' plus I was feeling SO unwell, and I have had a 'history' of raised BP, prior to Atrial Fibrillation (Ablation 2015, more or less stopped the AF, get some Tachycardia now but no need to medicate) But in any case I think this could have been mentioned and I should have been told to get this sorted before starting the steroids? I was going to ask Rheumy for a slightly higher dose to see if I could knock more of my symptoms on the head, but instead have booked a nurse apt tomorrow to get BP looked at.
I haven't been given any info/help with being on steroids other than what I have gleaned from here, my Vit D levels have been insufficient for the last 2 years, despite supplements, but I guess maybe all that info would/will be forthcoming once I have reported back to Rheumy and am properly diagnosed?
It certainly is a full time job trying to look after one's health- I do appreciate, and am very thankful for, our NHS, but it is stretched to breaking, so am lucky I have the means to help myself (with your help!)