Oral prednisone was discontinued 6 days ago, and he was given a one-time injection. He is now taking Sulfasalazine. The oral and injected prednisone only helped for a few days. The swelling in his hands and feet has decreased. It is very difficult for him to go from sitting to standing. We are looking for suggestions for therapies, exercises, and assistive devices. He is 5’10”. Nine days ago he weighed 167 lbs. Today, he weighed 158.
He has been careful about restricting simple carbs from his diet. We will definitely start trying the recommendations described in the article.