Flare Slowing me Down
I've had a real roller coaster flare going on the past few weeks - started gradually, but it's beating me up pretty good from time to time. Joint pain has been increasing steadily for months now, but it would sometimes be absent. Not any longer....hurts all the #$*&$^& time now. Some days really bad...other's just a dull ache. Chest heaviness, fatigue, feverish....just plain crummy. I see a new rheumy on Oct. 1st. Have a page of questions and concerns. I was off prednisone - but started taking 5mg again just to see if it helps the pain. I don't really have anything else to take for pain and I hate to load up on NSAIDs. So disappointing....I thought I was doing better......rats. :cry: :cry:
"If you trust Google more than you trust your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors."