Oh crap. You can't win.... Well, I have similar issues as you and Audrey. I just don't have the RA. Not yet anyway. I'm getting my RF tested in the next 10 days. I'm having arthritic "issues" out the ying-yang.....
So, I'm on both pred and the 10% cortisone cream. I use the cream for my sacroiliitis (lower back inflammation). But my doctor said any time I have an eczema outbreak or skin involvement, I can use it for that too. The cream is called Diclofenac. The others are right. Pred isn't used as a continual treatment for discoid..... Yes, the cream can be "skin thinning", but what can you do? I'm at a loss as to what to suggest now. I can understand your frustration on this!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus