Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prednisone, inflammation and fatigue, oh my

I've been taking prednisone for the past 5 days or so. A good dose - down to 35 mgs now. My body was so inflamed and my current (alternative) treatment wasn't working. Since I have lots of extra prednisone in my closet (there's a story to that) and it's staved off my polymyositis in the past, I decided to start taking it. Yes, yes, I know the side effects. And yes, I know I have to taper off. And yes, I know I shouldn't be self medicating. My fatigue was SO bad from inflammation I had to do something. Bad enough it put me out of work.