- #1662916drlivingstone January 17, 2018 at 3:46 pm
The polymyalgia Rheumatica has been relieved in last few days with the prednisone and saw a graph online @GPs last evening of confirmation therefore prednisone is to be reduced 2.5mgs on Saturday for one month. However as regards chronic pain in back and left leg I have new diagnosis of severe spondylosis at L2/3 and L3/4 so on a course of painkillers currently. The side effects of my thermostat being blown not helpful.Onward and upwards as they say.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1662921vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 20704vale019 January 17, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Doc, you are having a bad time. I truly feel for you plus I admire the fact that you don’t give in to this pain. Quite frankly I don’t know how you keep going.
How long to you have to be on Prednisone for?#1662922drlivingstone January 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm
vale019 This latest course is being reduced by 2.5 mg every month so at least three maybe four months and each week or so I have to ring nurse @GPs progress.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1662931vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 20704vale019 January 17, 2018 at 5:14 pm
Well best of luck with that, Doc. You will have to send me a photo of your moon face [grin].
Doogie, you are NOT a fraud, our complaints may be a wee bit different but that doesn’t mean yours are any less serious & debilitating than ours & thank you so much for your best wishes.#1667103drlivingstone February 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm
Doogie, Do not think for a minute you are a fraud.Definitely not in our book. Keep on keeping on.Old age is not for cissies for sure We live with 28 other residents in our friendly supportive community who all have disabilities too which helps us focus at times and appreciate LIFE!.If its not Parkinsons Disease Its haemaphillia or heart troubles or Crohnes Disease or fibromyagia or asbestosis Its a brain injury or strokes, or early stages Alzheimers or its cellulosis, or an immune system that has completely broken down.Take your pick.Best wishes 😀
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#1667134don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by drlivingstone.
Replies: 1680don021 February 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm
Age is like medication, it has side effects and I have sympathy for those with bad effects. I am lucky with, mainly, only arthritis for which I take 8 paracetamol tablets a day. This is pain relief but it does not alleviate the joint decay, so a walking stick is necessary. I still look after myself and go out to social events, would love to own a dog but could not walk it, so I make friends with those that walk past.#1667137drlivingstone February 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm
don021, True. My polymyalgia has been treated with being on and off prednisone as each flareup has ocurred. Currently I am being weaned off it in increments of 2.5mg per month. On February 17th I,ll be only on 2X 5mgs.I also am on painkillers as well for my recently diagnosed spondylosis so paracetemol and codeine are order of each day.I am lucky I have choice of ceding the driving to Desi when we go out from time to time. I have just begun to use a walking stick more regularly Cheers
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1667632TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 2199TedE February 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm
TedE - Papakura -#1667808TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 2199TedE February 14, 2018 at 10:06 am
What does anyone know about the difference between THC and DCB?
Is any of this effective for the treatment of the Arthritic group of problems?
It seems as though they are efficacious for those neurological conditions but has there been any studies reported?
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