When was the last time your joints felt all loosy-goosy? If you’ve got rheumatoid arthritis, that’s probably not something which is in your near-term memory bank.
When was the last time your mind felt all loosy-goosy? For me that is right about now as I’ve got steroid-mush brain.
Rheumatoid arthritis causes stiffness, swelling, and discomfort. It can also cause brain fog all on its own. But this is different.
Due to a recent relapse of my MS, I was given very high doses of steroids by intravenous (IV) infusion, pumping the equivalency of 1000mg of prednisone each day for 4 days. Yes, a full gram of steroids straight into the vascular system. Yikes.
If this sounds drastic, it is really. But it certainly shuts down the inflammatory process in the body. Not only does it stop my immune system from attacking the lining of my nerves, it also brings down the inflammation caused by my RA.
The result? I currently do not have a sore joint in my body. It is very nice. My joints are flexible and loose. Whoohoo! I keep wiggling my toes and swinging my knees just to prove it.
So this sounds wonderful, you say. There’s got to be a catch. Well, there is.
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Steroid Brain Fog: What's Your Experience?