My rheum. put me on a 15 day course of 10 mg. Prednisone. 3 pills for 5 days, 2 pills for 5 days, and then 1 pill for 5 days.
Question: at this dose how long might I expect to notice improvement in symptoms, if it's going to help? I know it's not a high dose, but it tends to make me not sleep and get reallllly cranky. So I think she started lowish.
Also......does prednisone work better for rheumatoid arthritis or osteo?
My doc. suspects sero-neg. RA, based on symptoms and x-rays. She said I had joint damage in my feet, worse in my baby toes and in my hips. She mentioned bone erosion and something about tiny holes.....not sure what the porous part means. She said the pred. was sort of a trial....if it helps, it would be another piece of the puzzle.
I've only taken one dose, but after a day, don't feel any improvement. Might it take a few days to help?
What if it doesn't help? Does this suggest it isn't an inflammatory condition? I believe bone erosion suggests RA more than OA, isn't that right?
I'm scared it's going to help.......I"m scared it's not going to help. Either way, I'm not sure exactly what it means.