Kind of weird...
I was going to come on here and ask about remission also. So thanks Doodlebee!
Gotta admit - was a little disheartened by the 3% figure. But, I guess deep in my heart - I had the feeling it wasn't likely to happen.
I've been working on reducing my prednisone. I've got down to 7 mg/day. Went in for blood work and my Anti-dsDNA is still high and my CRP hasn't dropped at all. The doc said I cannot reduce my prednisone anymore and that I have to increase my methotrexate to 20 mg/week.
My joints have been hurting so bad the last few days - I'm actually thinking I might have to go back up to 8 mg. And, that just ticks me off. I WANT OFF OF PREDNISONE!
So - here's another question:
If you never get off of prednisone, do ever stand a chance of losing any weight?
Admittedly, I've not been exercising at all. The fatigue is just about unbearable. If I could drag my sorry butt out to walk, is it even going to make a difference with the weight? I know it will help my heart, etc.
Can you tell I'm having a pity party today?
Thanks for any insight...
SLE: 07/07, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines
400 mg. plaquenil, 9 mg. prednisone, 2400 mg. ibuprofin, 15 mg. methotrexate, folic acid, asacol, caltrate-D, wellbutrin, paxil, lybrel, Keppra (as needed)