Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone(was 15mg, now 8mg), Cellcept, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexLinks: DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION, LUPUS RESOURCES, Donate to HealingWell, Drug Interactions
I am into my second week of no prednisone. I went VERY slowly. My last dosage was 1/2 mg a day for three weeks. Going that low really sent me into a flare. Then it was amazing how awful I felt after removing even that tiny little 1/2 mg. I'm toying with the idea of calling my doctor, but I don't want to seem whiny. I have a May 12 appt and I'm hoping I can make it until then. Meanwhile back at the ranch....I have severe fatigue, nausea, headaches, much increased joint pain, tendonitis, extra psoraisis patches in lots of different places. Lots of yucky stuff.
So yes...going off prednisone really can bring back many of the symptoms that the pred controlled previously.