In His Grip
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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Thanks for your response.
I do not know why she is on predinsone. Weird. I am so busy trying to stay on top of everything that is occuring with her. I am so worried that someone will drop the ball and I do not want to look back and say I wish I had done this.
And here I have allowed her to be put on pedinsone and I do not know why. I never asked I assumed the doctor knew what he was doing I never questioned. I thank you for questioning I am going to write that down as my main question to always ask.
She has the face rash, hair loss had just started prior to being prescribed the medicine and the positive blood work.
She does not have a fever, blood pressure great, no joint pain and no signs of being tired. I do know that she had the rash on her cheeks when we first went to the rheumatoloist and then when we went back 3 weeks later it was considerably larger on her cheeks and she had it on her forehead, chin and ears. And this is with her daily dousing of sunscreen. He was hoping that the rash would have gone away from the 1st and 2nd appointment.
He put her on 40 mg predinsone and 200 mg plaquenil. Does this seem like a high dose of predinsone?
I am now taking her to another rheumatologist that is in the process of lowering her predinsone by Halloween she will be taking 20 mg predinsone every other day.
Thanks again for responding.
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