What a night
History:- I was in the process of tapering from 12.5 to 11 DSNS and had taken one dose of 11 and was due my second dose of 11mg on Tuesday last.
Mild flare up started in left forearm/upper arm on Monday night which developed into full blown pain, limited range of movement on Tuesday. So I stayed on 12.5 mg. This shoulder pain was easing off by Wednesday morning and was back to just a dull pain but it had moved down into my left hand!
By bedtime on Wednesday night hand was on fire, I couldn't bend my fingers at all without excruciating pain, touching anything with my hand e.g. laying on the bed etc. increased the pain twofold. So - no sleep at all just pain. I took 15mg at 4 o'clock in the morning and by getting up time had had two half hour snoozes.
This morning, could bend my fingers a wee bit, still severe pain, can't hold anything, getting dressed was fun, couldn't tie shoes so have slippers on. Took another 5 mg this morning out of desperation. Won't be able to drive today either.
An early Christmas Present from PMR? ( if it is PMR) ho ho ho more like no no no!