I am having a knee replacement later on today. I have therefore not been reducing the Pred. for quite a while- on 11mgs. However, I think I have been in denial(yet again) that I am having a flare as I have been having a lot of pain and trouble sleeping, whilst doing next to nothing for the last couple of weeks. So I was woken up this morning at 2:30 with a very sore head, neck, legs, back, shoulders etc.
I have finally realised this is a flare so have shoved 15mgs into my body and will be sure to tell the anaesthetist.For my hip replacement, I had a steroid infusion afterwards, so perhaps he will up the dose this time?
What a time to get a flare! But actually it is not that surprising as this year so far, my father has died, I had to arrange the funeral and everything because my mother has dementia, then my OH and I had a horrible virus, added to which have been my massive knee pains ( both knees need replacing)
Wish me luck for the operation!