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8/11/12 11:02 P

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Pred does have that effect. I'm so glad you have found relief. If you have to take it anyway, it with a pill type DMARD may well be all you need to control your disease. The unfortunate part is Pred's well known effect on appetite. I am down to 4mg, am told I will always have to take it, and it still makes me hungry! Still, life is a tradeoff, and comfort is wonderful! God Bless!

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8/11/12 1:34 P

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Terrific! I'm so glad to hear that you've experienced at least some relief from pain.

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8/11/12 12:00 P

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I am glad the predisone is helping. I have been on predisone for 19 years. I hope it continues to give you the results its given me. I am on 5mgs a day which isn't alot but enough to give me relief.
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8/10/12 1:30 P

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Good for you! I'm SO glad you're finding some level of relief. Those of us with autoimmune diseases don't usually find 100% relief - but anything in the way of pain relief and better comfort level is welcomed!

You're in my thoughts & prayers for finding just what's right for YOU to give you a good quality of life.

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8/10/12 10:41 A

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I'm so happy for you that you can have more quality to life with less pain. emoticon emoticon



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8/10/12 9:06 A

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I am so glad you are getting some pain relief for whatever reason. emoticon

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8/10/12 6:52 A

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I will be praying that you make the right decision regarding your medication options.
I will also be praying for you to have even more relief from the pain. You really encourage me. You keep on going regardless of your circumstances and comfort level. If I could paint, I would paint a picture of you wearing a crown with a rainbow and heavenly sunbeams shining around you in the background :)

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As most of you know, I've been unable to take the biologic medicine that I badly need to try to curb a very aggressive case of PsA (Psoriatic Arthritis)... I am currently on the list to have my first shoulder replacement which will probably occur in Sept. Recently while in the hospital for something else, my asthma kicked up and I was put on a dose of 10 Mg of Prednisone daily. My pulmonologist has said that I will most likely have to remain on it for life because my asthma is so bad. However it has had the wonderful effect of really moderating my pain. Rather than counting the minutes tll I can take more morphine....I'm actually forgetting to take it!
It makes me wonder if it wouldn't be wise to just stay on the prednisone (since I may have to anyway) and leave the biologic on hold. However, I do not think that the prednisone slows the damage done to the joints as the biologic may, so that factor will have to be discussed. I don' t know.=all I know is that I'm thrilled to have this reduction in pain. My hands are still hurting but my lower back is much better. My neck is still problematic....but all in all, I"m feeling almost human again.


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