Be Prepared, Not Scared
If It’s Broke, Fix It! People always say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but the opposite is also true. If you are struggling physically with your medication regimen, talk to your doctor about your options. Changing just the timing of your dosing and the way you spread out the milligrams can change your quality of life significantly. Ask your doctor about circadian rhythm dosing and learn about yourself. It doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in total milligrams, just a change to timing of delivery.
There are also other glucocorticoid medications with different absorption rates and duration of action that can be better for some patients. Don’t settle for feeling awful all the time just because you don’t want to rock the boat.