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Does Taking A Steroid Help A Flare Up??

Does Taking A Steroid Help A Flare Up??

i never have that much pain, and all of a sudden, hip and shoulder. the dr. wants me to take steroids that keep me up all night and make me crazy.... is it worth it.?

A myRAteam Member said:

I personally got a cortisone injections in both my knees when I was struggling to stand up on my own and felt immobile and it helped me feel normal again from before I got the injections but I’m not going to lie it did hurt abit brought a tear to my eye but it’s worth all the relief made me feel like I didn’t have RA in my knees

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I totally understand what you are going through. When my doctor makes changes like that, sometimes just a few weeks are horrible with the way my body reacts. I just went through being weaned off prednisone since he put me on Embyl which didn’t work. Now I’m back up to low dose everyday & trying Xelanz. Hope it works.

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

What did you decide? I have taken Medrol dose packs on several occasions for flare ups. It’s really the only thing that helps. I also take 4mg Prednisolone every day as a maintenance med but I hope at some point I’ll be able to get off of it completely. Steroids definitely make a huge difference for the pain.

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Always take the lowest dose of steroids that works to control your pain. Lots of potential side effects. Lower the dose (or get off) when you can. But prednisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. When you need it, you need it.

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had steroids for the last couple of weeks. Made a huge difference to be able to be pain free for a bit.

posted 6 months ago
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