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Weaving my way around Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Prednisone and other wonder drugs

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Chicken is better, kitten is better, I am getting better – Prednisone weird – but  getting better.

50 mg of Prednisone yesterday afternoon – really didn’t feel it’s effects until evening, can’t describe how it made me feel, just strange. My hands are getting better – no new blisters, less flaking and peeling, softer, not so leathery, less swollen. Oddly, the red rash has not disappeared, and continues to itch and spread – now on my sides and lower onto my tummy. Sigh.

Left picture is yesterday, right picture is today.

Doesn’t look like much change in the photos, but they are the best they’ve been in a month, after 1 dose of Prednisone and 2 applications of .25% Desoximetasone ointment (at $114 for the generic, it should be good).

RA: no stiffness in hands this am & about a .5 in feet – Prednisone gets the credit – and this is with a hurricane moving our way

Edema: also better this am – I was worried that the Prednisone would make this worse. So far, so good.

Weight: 170.9 – down 1 pound since yesterday – also a surprise with the Prednisone.

Did not end up fasting yesterday, as I had to take the Prednisone with food. So I bid a fond farewell to my favorite vanilla ice cream. Made a smoothy at lunch with a pint of Hagen Dazs and two shots of Starbucks espresso. It was grand.

Yesterday I ate: 8 oz chicken sausage, vanilla ice cream, steak, GF bread and butter, tomatoes, coffee, cream, sugar – today – on to the FODMAP diet…

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Written by wovensongs

August 30, 2012 at 6:45 am

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  1. Ah,prednisone…the drug we love to hate! So, so happy you are finding some relief. Let me know if you have any questions whatsoever! Here is my emai: johnsontm_66@hotmail.com.
    Thinking of you always!
    Theresa

    Theresa

    August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am


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