Quick smoothie before church. Avocado, banana, handful of spinach, frozen blueberries, almond milk, OJ.
So, yeah. I feel a flare coming. I was kind of expecting this to happen as I tapered off the prednisone. Definitely nothing serious yet. A few minor lesions, but the red flags are that my tongue feels too big for my mouth first thing in the morning and there is some slight thrush happening- so I’m starting the nystatin mouthwash again. I also feel it in my skin. It’s a sensitivity that’s hard to explain. Like everything hurts a little bit more than it should. Particularly areas that are shaved, like my armpits. They just hurt. It’s weird. And if I bump my hand or my daughter steps on my toe, it just hurts slightly more than usual. I don’t feel like the fatigue is a dependable indicator of a pending flare for me- because I could always say I feel tired- until it gets really bad, then it’s obvious that it’s not normal. But what I’m feeling in my mouth and skin let me know something may be on the way. I already have a rheumatologist appointment on Tuesday, so we should be able to catch it before it gets out of control. I just hate that I’ll have to start another cycle of prednisone. And that’s only if my doc agrees to comply with my wishes to stay off methotrexate for the time being.