Just an fyi to share about prednisone, thank God for the miracle cure for me:
I used to take Prednisone every three months or so for flares, with a months course, 40mg x1 week, then 30,then 20, then 10mg, then every other day and off. However, I have CNS lupus and was falling and sick too much, and since last Feb. have been taking 5 mg everyday, and it helps so much. In July, the dr. said your lupus is stable. I have a dexa scan for bone density every year and told the dr, risk vs benefit, walking is good, and because my b/p is not good, I would rather have osteoporosis than a stroke
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Voltaren, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone prn.