I have been seeing a rheumatologist for several years for RA related symptoms and fibromyalgia. A severe bout of inflammation last Fall resulted in my taking prednisone. I consulted with my pdoc before I started the regimen, and he thought the low dose I would be taking would not be a problem. Well, we are 8 months down the road and that turned out not to be true. I was hypomanic from the first dose, but I could not give up the incredible relief from the pain in spite of the hypomanic buzz I got from them. When the dosage was cut back this Spring, I started rapid cycling again for the first time in several years. I even had to make an extra trip to my pdoc for a med adjustment, which only made me feel worse. I had to go in yesterday and tell my rheumy in no uncertain terms that managing my BP comes first in my health hierarchy, so the prednisone had to go. Fortunately he was willing to discuss options, but I could also see he was concerned my treatment was going to be a lot less effective. I told him just about anything is better than rapid cycling and the risk of relapse. It was hard to be sure, but I felt so good about myself afterwards because I knew I had made a good choice for myself.
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