That being Lupus and Flare......but.....
I have to because I am starting to feel really bad this morning.
As some of you know I went to my old/new PCP last week and he started me on Prednisone 10 mg TID for 5 days, then 10 mg BID for 5 days, and lastly 10 mg x 1 a day for 5 days. He will be monitoring me every 2 weeks until I see the rheumetologist and in between pain clinic visits.
I have been taking Pred since Wednesday and I was finally starting to feel a bit less pain but then I started having pain in the top of my belly button. It sort of feels like it is being tugged on by a string from the inside. I had been having burning in my upper legs that was constant but I could deal with it...it also seemed to be going away. But, now it's back times 10. It started earlier this morning at work with mild burning but now it is like a fire in my quadriceps and inner thighs. My hips are hurting really bad along with my knees and now I am having sharp pains on the right side of my abdomen. I have tried to lie down but the pain isn't allowing my legs to be still long enough to fall asleep. Nothing is helping. I have taken my muscle relaxer, a hydrocodone, and took my last prednisone for the day to no avail. The pain seems to be isolated to the lower abdomen and upper legs.
I'm not sure of what I should do. I feel like this may be more than just lupus or fibromyalgia symptoms. I am sure it is not acute appendicitis as I would already be laid out in an OR because that sort of pain would have most certainly sent me to the ER sooner. Has anyone experienced this sort of thing? The pain just seems to getting worse with every hour that passes.
I know the board should in no way take the place of medical advice...but I am not sure if I should be at the ER right now or what and my doctor decided to pack up and go out of town for memorial day weekend.. Just who in the hell does this guy think he is going on vacation while I'm here in pain? Vacation should not be part of a docs vocabulary. I'm kidding. I am trying my hardest to keep a sense of humor about this mess. If I don't; I'll go mad. *passes out*