It's still too early to know if the steroid is going to help. It's only been a couple of days. He's experimenting until my blood work comes back. Hell even if all it does is make me not focus on the pain all the time, it'll be an improvement.
I've been taking 2 mg of clonopin for anxiety for 8 years now. It definitely helps me for anxiety with no side effects. I've gone lower to 1 mg and had a few panic attacks and gone higher to 3mg and was manic and very nasty so I know it helps. If I miss a dose I get horrible withdrawal symptoms. So it definitely helps me. Good luck.
It seems to have issued a restraining order on the anxiety. It's no longer nipping at my heels waiting to attack. And it's making me care less about the pain, although it is ever present and still hurts like hell. My ra and Lupus tests will be back Thursday, so I'll find out if it's one of them or fibromyalgia, then.