I'm still waiting for the ups but I'm sure they are coming.
I had a very bad flare up about a week ago when we had snow one day and then it rained the next. I can't even remember what day that was now. I was in so much pain I couldn't get out of bed and I couldn't even read or focus on anything. It was bad. Well, usually I just have to wait it out and when the flare up is over I start to feel better. This time that didn't happen. I kept having pain all over in my joins and also migraine headaches. The last headache may not have been a true migraine and it just wouldn't let up. I had that one for 3 days straight with no relief from meds. I finally talked to my Rheumatologist and he prescribed some new meds - a steroid to get things under control and then a med that is used for RA (methotrexate) along with a folic acid supplement.
I started them yesterday. I started the steroid pack first and after half a day my headache faded away to nothing. I am so so glad. I'm still really achy all over but so relieved to be headache free. I really hope this new drug helps and that I don't have any bad side effects from it.
I really want to read or knit but I just can't. I also don't have the patience I need to spend with my 6 month old beagle puppy. We have a fence thing that makes a circle to keep him in that is in the living room. I have been trying to let him out more and opening the fence to make a wall to block off areas I don't want him to go. He gets very hyper at times and he wants to chew on everything but he has to learn. It just takes a lot of energy because he is always getting into things or chewing on something he shouldn't. I got him a bed and I've been trying to teach him to go lay down on his bed like my other beagle did. She understood when I said that and would go lay down. I just can't do it right now though. I don't have the patience and get too frustrated. He really is like a toddler who gets out of control and fussy when he's tired and fights sleep. Sometime I just have to stick him in his crate to get him to take a nap when he's like that. I would just rather he learn to lay down on his bed or anywhere and take a nap.
Today Buddy will have play in his "cage." The temperature has obviously dropped outside and I can feel the chill in the house. I am still waiting for the house to warm up. I think I am going to stay in my pajamas today and lounge in bed under the covers and hope for my brain to come back so I can at least read some.