Lupus and fibromyalgia

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   Posted 3/13/2009 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, had a question... Just wanted to find out what any of you think about the plurisy that comes along with lupus. My chest hurts all the time. more lately though, I think I should increase my prednisone for a few days. Advice please? Thanks, Daisyray ;)

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   Posted 3/14/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daisyray. I know plurisy should be treated by your doc. The fluid build-up can really be serious. Not to mention other causes of frequent chest pain. My advice is you should give your doc a call. I hope you see your doc soon. (Hugs) Love, Butterflake 

Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, diabetes, fibro, gerd, hypertension, IBS, sleep apnea  Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, seroquel, wellbutrin, actonel, tylenol arthritis, neurontin, phenegren, flexeril, vit C, multi vit, flaxseed oil.  Acupuncture  "Welcome to lupus, where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal." Donna 

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   Posted 3/14/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi daisyray,
Welcome to the forum!  Donna's right.  If it's Pleurisy, then your Lupus is causing it.  If your Fibro is flaring, it might be Costochondritis. Increasing your prednisone if it's Fibro, won't help you. Might actually make things worse. Either way, let your rheumy know your symptoms and they can properly diagnose you.
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35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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