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Posted by Angela Mumm on October 17, 2000 at 11:22:07:

In Reply to: Re: prednisone posted by MKalyn on June 23, 2000 at 02:06:16:


: Hi, I with you girl.
: I have been on Prednisone for 9 years now...
: I started at 5mg and then 10mg and now I am at
: 20mg and can not back down from it with out
: crucifying pain! But as long as I take my
: Prednisone every day I still can get out of bed
: go to work and look normal to everyone at work...
: little do they know how I really feel inside.
: When you brake an arm and wear a cast everyone
: feels sorry for you...with Palendromic Rheumatism
: or Arthritis no one can see the pain you are in
: and your arm doesn't even look blue. Life is just
: unfair....I have tried all the drugs on the market like vioxx, celebrex, methotrexate etc.
: I am on Arava now...but the only drug that works
: is Prednisone...my doc wants me to get off it or
: back down to 5mg...I told him a day without pain
: is better than three with it...and until he can
: find me a pill that will stop the pain I am taking
: the Prednisone...you know some days when the pain
: is REALLY BAD I up the Prednisone to 30mg and feel
: like washing my car or panting the house...I once
: even thought about entering a 10 mile walk...
: but I know it was just the Prednisone faking out
: my brain. I just want to add...the only really
: bad side effect I found with Prednisone was Killer
: muscle spasms...I now take Calcium, Vitamin D
: Magnesium & Zinc all in one pill over the counter
: every day and at the first sign of a spasm and I
: don't get them any more...who knows why but it
: works for me...take your prednisone and smile
: at your doctor until he/she can find a better
: pill for you. I once went to a specialist who
: told me "No one ever dies from Arthritis...
: but the pills will kill you" He is right...
: but as I say "A day without pain is better than
: three with it". :)


Hi; You've read my mind.Every word is true.No one knows the pain you feel inside.I hate it when someone says oh you look good.They do not relize what you have to go through to look good,yes te pills we take to make it through the day.I don't care i'm 34 with 4 kids I don't have time to be laid up.I'm sick of the drs. take a pill for this and take a pill for that but what are we to do.Sometimes thats the only way.

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