I have lead a very sheltered life, haven’t even smoked or anything but when diagnosed with arthritis it’s just been so many tablets to take in often feel like a pill bottle that if u shook me I would rattle lol more recently though I have been trying to come off oral steroids that I’ve been on for about 9 months, i was reducing them down by 2.5mg every 2 weeks as advised but Wednesday was my very last tablet and I’ve felt horrible ever since! Also due to increased pain from reducing the steroids they switched me from 200mg tramadol to 50mg of tapentadol to see if it help. So I don’t know if I’m feeling rotten due to the steroids or the opioids. I’ve had bad headaches, the shakes, diarrhoea, severe mood changes where I can’t stop crying and generally wanting to curl up into a ball and die lol
do you guys this it’s coming off the steroids that’s causing it or the switch of pain meds? I’m thinking of trying my old tramadol tomorrow to see if I improve to try to figure out what’s causing it cus I feel so bad but have to keep going for my 2 little kids. Should I talk to my doctor about it or wait and speak to my rheumatologist?
sorry for bugging u guys about this just with it being Easter I assume all the doctors/rheumatologist are off and was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar lol