Hi ya Aims, I'm sorry you are having so much pain. I'm not sure I understood. Did you say the dr. just put you on predisone like this week? If that's the case it should start helping considerably real soon. I've had it help me within a few hours. It's understandable that you would be tired. Pain has a tendency to wipe people out. Add to that lupus causes chronic fatique.
You might try soaking in a tub. or alternate between ice and heat every 15min. with a 15 min. pause between the two. Perhaps you rheumy can give you a shot of cordisone. That helped me a lot. I also started wearing blouses that buttoned up the front so I didn't have to put my hands over my head. I don't know if you have a hand held shower head or not but it helps too. that way you aren't having to put your hands over your head you can spray your hair and body instead. I have a shower chair which helps me when I'm really tired and sore.
Well anyway that's just a couple of things. I hope your doctor can help you friday. Try to get some rest and let us know how it goes.
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