Anyone ever have Pulse steroids?

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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had them 3x's before but it's been a few year.  I'm having a CNS lupus flare right now and my current meds aren't working.  I think I'll have to do this next week.  Wondering if anyone knows of any tips to not GAIN a ton of weight, and to help w/the puffiness.  THanks!
Lupus and Sjogrens Syndrome since 1995
Plaquenil 400 mg, Prednisone 70 mg, Imuran 200mg, Calan 40mg, Nexium 2x's a day, Ultram 50mg 4x's day

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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had them many, many times over the years. They do help tremendously. I have gained weight and am pretty puffy, but it will come off when you're able to come off the steroids. Watch your salt intake. God Bless You, Judy

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Mom, I think it's pretty hard to avoid some weight gain, but like Judy said, hopefully you'll be able to take any wieght off after you are done with the pulse. My son had to do a pulse a few months ago and I tried o have some healthy stuff around for him to munch on - lots of fresh fruits and veggies.

I hope the steroids help you get things under control. Take care
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears



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