Saturday, May 26, 2012
I am off prednisolone!
It's been long long time since I last write on the blog. Days and then months just passed by without you realising it. But one thing I am glad to share is that I am finally taken off prednisolone since Feb this year! The weaning off process has been smooth without much withdrawal symptoms. The morale of the story is patience as you need to reduce the dosage a little every months, even it means a 1 mg reduction month by month. Besides this, I think change of mindset is the other thing you need do. Looking back, I deduce stress and constant worry are the trigger of illness like lupus. So since the last episode of singles, I take things a little easier. While I continue to work hard and responsibly, I stop fretting out of unfinished work constantly. Work will always be there and as along as you prioritise, there should be nothing to worry. Whenever I am tire, I rest well. Love your body, and it will love you back by allowing you to do things you like to do. For those who are struggling to wean off prednisolone, my advice is never rush. Listen to what your body is telling you, and take good care of it. Take your other medication faithfully and regularly. And most importantly, have a positive outlook and enjoy life and the days, and the family members and friends around you. Love yourself and love the ones around you.