Soooooo Was down to 35 mgs (started at 65 in March) and doing okay, but having some hip, leg pain.
3 weeks ago--- we were headed out the door to my rheumatologist appointment my husband fell and fractured his arm, large bone fractured up high, and hurt his already bad knee---ambulance called , 6 hrs in emergency then a 4 hr interstate ride home, with him in pain -- and me driving his large pickup truck that I had never driven before, so our roles reversed and I became his care giver. With one good arm and 2 bad knees the first week he could not do anything for himself, and I mean anything... Now 3 weeks out he is getting around better but I find I am worse--
The pain in my hip, butt and legs makes it almost impossible for me to walk. I couldn't go to work today. Have a hard time going up stairs. The pain is always worse when I get into bed at night. Since I'm 4 hrs away from my rheumatologist I went to my GP and he increased the prednisone back up to 40mgs, I don't see where that is making much of a difference. I've tried the magnesium spray on the legs, thought that helped for a minute, --don't think I could get out of a bathtub to soak. I'm really discouraged, tired, and in pain.
any suggestions are sooooooooo welcome.....
Just wondering your thoughts
is this considered a flare?
anyone have any great suggestions for the pain?
do you exercise and stretch muscles or rest them?
Thanks anxious to hear from you