Oh my. That sounds awful. I'm sorry you're dealing with this. Did your rheumy recommend the prednisone increase? This might not be a mini flare, like you mentioned. It could be a lot more serious than that. Especially with the symptoms you had and are having right now. I wouldn't go down on the prednisone until you see someone. It won't hurt you to stay on that dose until you get some direction on what to do. You are starting to feel better too, so that would mean the pred dose is a good one. Just stay on it for now. That's what I would do.
The procrit, I have no experience with. Sorry!
The blood tests will take a couple of days, unless they were ordered "stat". What tests were ordered?
Let us know when you hear from your doctor okay.
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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