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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 12/18/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having a small falre, my hands are swollen and my facial rash is showing again. Otherwise I feel okay. I am just wondering if I should increase my prednisone again while I wait to see the new rheumy or stay at my current dose. My prednisone dose was left at my discretion by my old rheumy with orders to take as little as I could while still doing well. Any advice or ideas?
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 12/18/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you take it easy for a couple of days and see if it continues, then only take a little more pred if it does continue? That's generally what I do, and I find sometimes proper food & sleep work better than pred!
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1944
   Posted 12/20/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say sorry this hit you so close to holidays and trust you will have it nipped in the bud.
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids

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