I’m starting a new treatment in the morning.  I’ve tried prednisone before, after severe poison ivy rashes.  Prednisone is the only medicine I’ve ever taken that makes me feel like a healthy, normal human.  Yes, I always feel down when the prednisone is discontinued.  Doctors have never offered it to me before, because of the side-effects.

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Today, my rheumatologist gave me a prescription of low-dose prednisone to see if it would help.  Because of my severe fatigue and pain, she said this might help.  I’m willing to try almost anything to get to a functional state.  I’ve spent much too much time on the couch, and would love to feel more energetic.

I also talked to her about my new symptoms of Reynaud’s Disease.  She told me to keep my feet warm, since only my toes are affected.  I hate knowing that my blood vessels are now a problem in my feet.  Between Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and autoimmune disorder, there are just too many issues to count.

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We talked about the severe stabbing pains in my heels.  I had this about 5 years ago.  It went away after 3 years and now it’s back.  The first time I had this, the physical therapist treated me for chronic tendonitis.  So, now the doctor believes it’s a tendon problem, caused by Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  This does make sense to me, too.

I always feel more hopeful when I try a new treatment.  Most of the treatments have given me little or no help.  The prednisone should be interesting, and I look forward to giving it a chance.

@2017, copyright Lisa Ehrman

 

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4 thoughts on “More Medication Trials

  • February 7, 2017 at 7:30 am
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    I will be praying for you as you start your prednisone regiment. I hope it helps and doesn’t have any detrimental side effects. Hugs!

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    • February 7, 2017 at 10:26 am
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      Thank you so much, Kathy!

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  • February 10, 2017 at 9:04 am
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    Thinking of you! I can’t take prednisone because I have a severe reaction, which is no fun because it really helps my symptoms!1

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    • February 10, 2017 at 9:27 am
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      I’m sorry you can’t take it. I know if I get poison ivy, or a cycle of migraines, a higher dose will knock them out. I wish researchers would come up with better drugs 🙂

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