Very true. I am in pain every single day, but what I have done is learn to deal with it and just go through it without the meds. I am more of a putting my mind on something else kind of person to try to block how I feel, instead of relying on medication like my doctors would like me to. Back when I was on Pred I needed it because I had a lot of problems with swelling, and now its a lot less. It's not good on your stomach to take NSAIDS everyday anyway, which they also told me. I do talk about how I feel and what hurts a lot, but I try my best not to make it sound like I am complaining. I'll take the meds when I really need them, but otherwise I press on and choose to fight without as many meds as I can, but if I get sicker then of COURSE I'd get back on, you betcha.
Originally Posted by tgal
"With gentle hands and the heart of a fighter, I am a survivor!" - Reba McEntire