Monday, November 18, 2013

Confessions of a prednisone popper

You wouldn't think I would say this, because I'm always writing about being happy when my prednisone dosage is reduced.

Well I am like a kid with a box of candy. Gimme more, more, more.

Melissa had said to increase my dosage to 10 mgs. from 4, which I did over the weekend, with no relief from pain and itching. When I talked to her this morning, I asked if it was possible to go up to 40 and then do a taper. She said it was a good idea.

So I delved into my supply of 10's and popped three more in addition to the one I had already taken.

I can tell that this morning's oxycodone has worn off, because my legs hurt again. I am going to run (I mean drive) to the store to get some more Benadryl. Maddie is scratching too, so I gave her an allergy pill prescribed by the vet. We are an itchy couple.

I am scheduled to tutor tomorrow, but I think I will switch to Friday. I have an appointment with an endodontist tomorrow to hopefully find out the reason for the mystery pain in my tooth. After that I have physical therapy. Unless the higher prednisone dose works miraculously overnight, I don't think I could make it all day without an oxycodone if I did the tutoring.

If you see a chipmunk walking down the street, it might be me.

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