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challenged nurse
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   Posted 5/28/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I HAVE HAD A LOW GRADE TEMP FOR 2 DAYS NOW. I FEEL A LITTLE WASHED OUT WITH JOINT PAIN, DIZZINESS AND SLIGHT WEAKNESS. OTHER THAN THAT I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER SYMPTOMS. HAS ANYONE RAN A TEMP WHILE ON PREDNISONE (60MG DAILY)? TEMP RANGING FROM 99.2- 99.6. NOT SURE IF I NEED TO CALL THE DOCTOR OR NOT.
DX: Lupus(UMCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


Lynnwood
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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Low fevers are often associated with Lupus. However, all new symptoms should be reported to your doctor at your next visit.

I'm not sure about fevers with 60 mg of Prednisone, I've fortunately never been on that high a dosage -- however I've gotten regular low grade temps with 15 mg and lower doses -- my Drs never seem to care until it gets over 100 -- no matter what you average temp usually is.

Cheers,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
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challenged nurse
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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok thanks. I read on some of the side effects for prendnisone that it can increase temp. Need to notify MD. so if it doesn't go down I will have to get it checked.
DX: Lupus(UMCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 6/1/2010 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey challenged! Since I started prednisone, my body temperature fell about 2 degrees. now it is always at 96.9. I was on 60 mg of pred for about 2 years and also on immunosuppresants. I was told if my temperature got to 100.5 and stayed there, that I needed to call the doctor. The dizziness and weakness can be associated with high doses of pred. I usally stay pretty weak at the high doses but get more energy on the low doses. It seems weird to me but I guess that is just how my body responds.

How are you feeling now?

challenged nurse
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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks aimsgirl. Did you have alot a facial swelling with and ankle swelling on that high dose of prednisone. I have gained 12lbs in 3 weeks from the steroids and haven't even been able to eat much food.
DX: Lupus(UMCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 6/2/2010 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my yes I had a lot. I still have the moon face. My face is about 3 times its normal size and my fluid retention in my legs was a 3+. I could push on my leg and a indention would stay there for over 30 minutes. And it hurt, felt like my legs were going to explode. I was told the best thing is to keep my legs elevated.

Have you let your doctor know about the fluid retention? They can put you on a lasik and that should help wit the fluid a little. The weght gain is very common and will generally come off once you can come down on the prednisone!!

challenged nurse
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   Posted 6/2/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking a blood pressure pill that has a fluid pill with it. I have been elevating them for days but that seems to make them worse. The pain is something terrible. I seem the doctor on Tuesday. It makes me feel like yuk. lol.
DX: Lupus(UMCTD), Asthma, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Murmur, Anemia, Vitamin D def., B12 def, Hypertension r/t lupus, TIA, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, headaches, night and day sweats and IBS.

Meds: Imuran 100mg, Prednisone 60mg, drisdol 50,000 units weekly, b12 injections monthly, Protonix, Zantac, Tramadol 4 times daily prn, Align, Kapidex, Amitza, Miralax, Vaseretic/HCTZ Aspirin.

Allergies: Cipro and Bactrim
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


jdrea
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   Posted 8/20/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Are there any tricks to not gaining a lot of wight when on the 60 mg pred daily?

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 8/21/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
hey jdrea. Some of the weight you gain you can't help yet some of it you can! I gained 60 pds the first 3 months on 60-80 mg of prednisone. So far for a total of 93 pds in a year. You need to watch what you eat. You will crave carbs and sweets, all the stuff bad for you but try and eat some fresh vegetable or fruits. Also when you are hungry, drink a glass of water. I have found drinking water will help trick my mind! I know this has been a topic before so there a lot of suggestions in that thread!
Amy
Kidney Diseases & Disorders and Lupus Moderater
Cyclosporine, Prednisone, Lisinopril, Integra Plus, Vitamin D 50,000 units
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Zofran

If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!

louise47
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   Posted 8/22/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
 I don't take anything except cymbalta and I get a fever everyday and have for months. I am keeping track of it right now for the Rheumy. It starts out int he morning at 97.2 or so and somewhere around Noon it starts going up. never usually goes over 99.6 then back down in the eavening
Cymbalta,tramadol,tylonol 4, nexium,verapamil,325 mils of asprin,multi vit,duloxetine hcl,vit D,vit b-6, and simvastatin

High blood pressure,high cholesterol, Carpel tunnel synd,acid reflux,insomnia,fibromialgia, High ANA possibliy Lupus ( no diagnoses) Vitamin D defficient, arthritis in most of my joints.
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