Prednisone Update

Photo of bottles of prednisone, and some pills spilled. Caption reads: "It's not going well."

Prednisone Update by Iris Carden

You might have noticed over the past couple of weeks I’ve missed a few of my deadlines, and substituted expected posts with excerpts from my books. At the same time my reviews in the Week in Review have been much more sparse.

What’s happening, you ask? Or you don’t ask because either you didn’t notice or weren’t bothered.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my new rheumatologist recommended I wean off prednisone. I’m reducing by .5mg a day each fortnight. So far I’m down from 5mg a day to 3mg.

My pain levels are up significantly, so I’m not getting things done. Ultimately, I’m sure there will be some more tweaks to my medication to cover the loss of the prednisone. Until then, I’m probably going to continue to be very unreliable.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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