ok i see, i dont see a rheumy because when i choose a nephrologist i always get one that also deals with lupus so that i dont have two see docs, and so far i have been lucky because my nephrologists have always been able to follow both the kidney and the lupus, and for me its kinda pointless to see a rheumy because when my kidney starts to show distress its a sign that the lupus is beginning to act up. but as for the prednisone, all my doctors past and current have always said that i will be on prednisone for the rest of my life, they said that unless i am in a flare i will always be on atleast 5mg and i am ok with that because at that dose it doesnt have any of the negative side effects but its enough along with the other meds to control the lupus.
Judy, i am so sorry i kinda took over your thread with my own questions, i hope there are no hard feelings, its just you brought up such a serious topic and i really had a lot of questions about it. i hope that you are feeling better and i hope that you are doing well emtionally too, i remember from the post about me seeing a therapist that you really are considering doing the same. take care sister and stay well.
Hugs and prayers, If it was easy being a lupie,
~Suzanne~ the whole world would be one
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN ankles and hips '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain