Prednisone Update

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…… Continue reading Prednisone Update


Prednisone blog post by Iris Carden I am starting to reduce my prednisone dose. It was my rheumatologist’s suggestion. He told me long-term steroid use has been found to have worse effects than we previously knew. Steroids are so terrible, I’ve heard some lupies refer to them as “the Devil’s Tic Tacs.” One medical website…… Continue reading Prednisone

It’s a Long Way

It’s a Long Way blog post by Iris Carden In the 20th Century (it’s still weird to write that as the past), AC/DC shared their philosophy: “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll.” I’m sure they’re probably right. I wouldn’t know. I haven’t tried being in a rock band. But I…… Continue reading It’s a Long Way

Sneaky Flare

Sneaky Flare blog post by Iris Carden There’s different kinds of lupus flares. There’s the kind that hits you out of nowhere – hits you with sudden pain, exhaustion, sore joints, rashes, headaches, anything else you can think of. There’s the kind that builds up slowly. You’re fine one day, the next a bit of…… Continue reading Sneaky Flare

Week in Review

What I’ve written this week Sunday: Methotrexate and Healing People with lupus used to be told wounds wouldn’t heal if we took methotrexate. Recent research has changed that advice. Monday: In My Head A slightly disturbing little horror story. Tuesday: Home A woman returns to a place from her past, and makes a decision. Wednesday:…… Continue reading Week in Review

The Week in Review

What I’ve written this week Sunday: Fatigue Any extra activity leaves me exhausted. Some things are worth the consequences. Monday: Beast A little cottage and a small hobby farm seems like a lovely retirement. It’s a pity about that large predator that comes down from the mountains at night. Tuesday: Tentacles In a post climate-change…… Continue reading The Week in Review