my rheumy gave me a script for the steroid dose pack, so that if i ever need it, i won't have to wait to see her. I have not filled it yet.
my rheumy would not start me on immunesuppresant while in flare. first, she got me out of the flare with a medrol injection, then started me on methotrexate. i hate the side effects, but have really felt better since i started it a couple of weeks ago. our hope is that with mtx, i won't have to take high doses of steroids....don't know if it will work, but we are trying.
the medrol injection was only 120 mg of steroids, and is only given 3 or 4 times a year....so dosage was small, but it knocked me out of the flare.
hope your appt. goes ok today.