This winter has been especially hard for me. I have new symptoms and I feel afraid much of the time. Trying to do some Christmas shopping this year was horrific. I got stuck standing in line and suddenly it felt as though the muscles were being torn from my spine. I barely made it back to the car with my friend, and I cried almost all of the way home.
I had taken one of my long acting pain meds before shopping in anticipation of problems that I knew I had. Nothing could of prepared me for
Has anyone had this problem, my fingers around the cuticle are so tender and swollen that it looks like an ulcer wants to come in, but ive tried topical creams seems not to do anything and i try not to bump them because the pain is great. I feel like I smashed my fingers in a drawer, ouch!! If you have any suggestions please let me know
Overall, it's been an astonishingly great week! I've been lucid and awake - things some people take for granted! I've gone from 30mg of Prednisone to 15mg and it's been surprisingly easy. I'm supposed to be off it sometime soon. I plan to take my time. It's my body and while I'll take your direction, I'm not going to suffer needlessly in the process.
No one is clear on my diagnosis but I've decided to stop worrying about it. I know it's got to be autoimmune. Every morning I
Why, with all the meds, do I still hurt?
I have been reading some blogs here and see alot of different things going on. Some people are, like me, have joint pain and fatigue everyday all day. Some people are running marathons. Some people have good days.
Are we all on the same kind of meds? Why is it that I have been taking all these meds (and changing meds) and I find no relief at all. Would I be worst off if I weren't taking any? Do people in remission still take all the meds? And
As much as I adore this site I haven't been on it in awhile. There are several reasons for that, the holiday season being a big one. My daughter was chosen as a student ambassador to Australia/New Zealand and we have of course been working on a lot of fund raising ideas for that. I hate asking people for money, but with only the retirement coming in right now it's the only way she is going to get to go on this trip, and this trip could open a lot of other opportunities. It frustrates me that