Hi Lisa, you poor thing, i know exactly what you are going through! I have just come out of hospital after a 2 week stay and the diagnosis was costochondritis which inturn sparked a lupus flare, they increased my pred from 10mg to 60mg and was on a cocktail of tramadol, codeine, brufen, paracetemol aswell as my plaquenil, all this bunged me up so ended up with a catheter which inturn gave me a urine infection so was on i.v antibiotics!!!!
It came so out of the blue i have never had anything like it before and i thought it was all over but now am home and as i write the pain in my chest and upper back is awful, I cant seem to sleep either sometimes its pain but others is my eyes just dont want to close even though i'm relly tired, i dont know if this is a side effect of lupus or my fibro but its driving me crazy, i dont know how long it takes to recover from costo, do you? and does it change like this? yesterday i wasnt in as much pain as i am today,my gp is looking into morphine patches but with a six yr old to look after i am a bit dubious as i dont want to be spaced out ! I hope you start to feel better soon, keep positive honey.