By the time I got home it had been a 10 for the end of the ride and I stumbled into the bathroom (after popping another 5 mg prednisone) to take a hot shower, just howling - I wasn't crying - I was howling. It was the worst. I am so glad my husband wasn't home to see and hear me. By 7:15 I decided to take another 5 mg prednisone as I still had a 4/5 headache.
So, now I'm up to 45 mg prednisone (I can't go above 60 mg without having to be admitted to the hospital). I'm going to go back to taking all 200mg of gabapentin in the morning instead of splitting them up - which I had done to try to alleviate the side-effects: anxiety and stressful feeling.
Well - hopefully the 45 mg prednisone will hold it all off for now. I guess we'll see. Keep your fingers crossed!