Hi all, hope you are as well as can be.
I am not to bad with the PMR but other health issues are doing my head in. It's like "what else can you make me have wrong with me" at the moment.
Got my letter from the rheumy diagnosing me with RA but also on his letter he confirmed that I had PMR also. A bit strange as at the appointment he said he doubted I had it. But he says the pred is obviously working.
I am reducing the pred by 1mg a week and am currently on 12mg daily.
As from Monday my MTX will increase to 20mg weekly until I see rheumy again in Dec.
My sugar levels however are high especially in the afternoons leaving me overwhelmingly tired. My Metformin was increased to max dose and now I have been given Gliclazide also.
My BP has also been very high at 160/100 so a different doc changed my meds as I had high pottassium. He cut my Lisinopril from 10mg to 2.5mg then gave me Amlplodipine increasing to 10mg. I got very swollen feet and ankles and also up the front of my calves and could barely walk not to mention headaches. Spoke to my usual doc and he said to go back up to 10mg on the lisinopril and down to 5mg on the Amplodipine.
I just want to feel like me again with energy and drive.
I had a fab day yesterday but today I am like a deflated hot air balloon.
But I will keep smiling if only to hide it all from the kids big ones included.
Anyway moan over, now for a cuppa and wondering how I can clean my dog after he has been outside playing with the older dog.