Hi all, hope you are all doing well.
Yesterday was my 1st day to drop by 1mg of pred down to 19mg per day.
I was really reluctant to do this as I am still not over the last flare. My neck has really been stiff and painful sometimes going down to my shoulders and blades and the tops of my arms, well you get the picture.
I feel ok in myself which has to be a plus.
My diabetes is taking a bashing with the pred though and my BS levels are in double figures. Doc told me last week to expect bad news when I have my hb1ac in 2 weeks and to book in with the diabetic nurse.
I will also be having loads of other bloods done at the same time as the following week is my 1st visit to a rheumy so all results will be there for him/her.
I took my boy Harley (new puppy) for a walk on Saturday and wondering if that was what made my neck flare. I was with my hubby and our other german shepherd, Harley pulled me a little if he was not inline with Millie (other GS) so possibly was the cause. Other than that he is fabby dabby dosey LOL. He has gave me a new reason to get up in the morning at 6am though by 6pm I am well and truly ready for bed. Once he is 100% house trained I will stay in bed later and hubby can send Harley up to me when he goes to work. That way if I struggle to get up he can push me out.
Anyway, will see how I go on the 19mg for a couple more days and if no improvement on my neck I will increase back up as the doc has given me permission to do so.