I got my result for my latest C-reactive protien yesterday and it is down to 14 which is great as it has been in the 20's for a few years. To me this clearly says that the pred is working.
Downside is my diabetes is taking a battering with high blood sugar levels for most of the day especially the afternoons. My meds for this have now been increased even though my last hb1ac was brilliant but doc thinks next one won't be so dosage upped.
Today I am going down another 5mg of pred to 20mg. I am going to take the naproxen to help reduce a flare up so fingers crossed.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in March and managed to lose just over 1 stone in weight.
I have noticed a difference in my appearance with the pred so weighed me the other day and was so upset that half a stone has crept back on. My neck and face are all puffy.
Does this reduce with the reduction in dosage of pred????? I really hope so.
I have really painful knees at the moment and not sure what is causing it, the PMR, the pred or is it arthritis? So scared of my legs going from under me but really don't want to use a stick but may have to.
Today I am going to have a good look into my diet and hopefully get back on track and lose some more weight.
Also, as this PMR is usually for the mature person I was wondering if any of you are in fact pre-menopause and if so did your periods stop with the steroids. Sorry to be so personal but I am 49, I do only have one overy and was told the change would be sooner rather than later because of that. The past few months my period has changed as in not so heavy and shorter but gone a little longer between but now I have gone 6 weeks. Don't get me wrong I hate the monthly ritual and am hoping that it is the menopuase and they are gone but don't thenk I am that lucky lol.