I have been on prednisone since Feb of 2012, I have RA and who knows what else. My doc has been having me wean off of prednisone because of my weight gain and round face effect and I need to get off. But oh the pain trying. I tried going from 20 mg everyday, to 15 mg for a day for a week, then 10 mgs everyday for a week, then 5 mgs a day for a week, oh the pain, then 5 mgs every other day. Then he gave me 1000 mg of solu medrol IV infusions 3 in a week period. nasty stuff. Then my right wrist swelled up big 3 days later. Still doing the prednisone, but I have upped it doing 10 mgs a day. My muscles in my arms hurt so bad if I don't take it. I also am on plaquenil, I stopped taking it cause last time I was on it my muscles in my arms hurt so bad. Now I don't know what to do... In the middle of the night, wide awake no tears, or crying can be heard because the screams and tears are on the inside from the intense pain in the muscles in my arms.... Owie.... So back to prednisone and tramadol until I can figure something out... Help.
Please help me get off of prednisone. And please help me get back to where I was 11 months ago, feeling great and alive. I've had RA for years but it just decided to attack me last Oct after we moved from Mi to NC. I would love to go all natural. Sick of steroids, and docs. Thanks, and God bless [does boron really work. I am taking d3 5000 units, vit C, dhea 12 mgs. Krill oil 300 mgs. Sublingual B, biotin, folic acid, curamin till it runs out, too expensive, 170 mg of magnesium citrate but someone told me yesterday it needs to be mag. Malate, what else can I do? So tired of my muscles and joints hurting. My RA factor is 31.]