Hi Lily..Oh, that sounds like a horrible night and I'm so sorry. My entire body 'burns' quite often. I have nevr tried Lyrica. As a matter of fact my Rheumy said he wouldn't want to prescribe it as the side effects can be worse than the fibro, and I am very medication sensitive.
When they tested me for Lupus many years ago, they ran an ANA blood test. I don't know if that is still what they do now. You might ask all these doctors who keep thinking you might have this disesase if they have ever done an ANA on you then go from there. My cousin has it and she takes steroids. In my humble opinion if I read your post right, you were on steroids when this attack happened...so why the pain if they thought it was Lupus?
I'm on fire from head to toe today...I feel for you!