Having a rough time, rash.. Meds..
I'm having a rough time lately. I've missed so much work and I'm running SO low on my sick time so I can't even afford to be missing. I've already started canceling appointments and whatnot because I can't afford it.
I'm starting to get a rash all over my knuckles. It doesn't itch, just sensitive to touch and tender if I bump it or use that finger for anything strenuous. I've had it before, mostly on my elbows, and the doc did nothing for it, both PCP and rheumy. The PCP said to come in the next time I got it so it could be biopsied. I guess I should call him today.
I've recently been put on Cymbalta, and it's not helping. The side effects suck. It's hard to fall asleep, and it makes me so nauseous. Except, the nausea comes in the afternoon. It's SO weird. Any pointers to help settle this?
All I am on right now is 5mg prednisone, and 60 mg Cymbalta. Neither is doing anything for my joint pain. And my joint pain (right now) is probably my number one complaint. I don't know what else to do to express to the doctor I need something for the pain.
Ugh, needed to vent. Any advice??
"Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."
Dx: Potential Lupus, Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Rx: Prednisone 5mg 1x daily, Lyrica 75mg 2x daily, Omeprazole 200mg 1x daily, Xanax .5mg prn