So I woke up Christmas morning with my back & hip so bad I wasn't entirely convinced I'd be able to get out of bed. DH gave me a nice massage, which didn't really help but was nice anyway.
Vicodin didn't do anything. So I took a half prednisone I have from last doctor's visit, & as always, it did the trick. I hate the side effects, but it always worked. I once had a large dog with a disc injury, he would get paralysis in his hind legs, but pred always got him on his feet.
I HATE taking this stuff! It makes me crazy. So does dex, which is why I'm on the pred instead.
Is anyone taking steroids long term? How do you cope with the side effects? Is there any alternative?