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   Posted 11/22/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Well it seems that the prednisone has had the desired effect on my joint/body pain, thank heavens. The only thing that is bugging me
now, is an everyday headache, and slight pain in my upper chest, when I breath in. Nothing too bad.
I would like to thank you guys for being there for me on Tuesday and Wednesday. It really helped. Bless you...

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   Posted 11/22/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad its working for you, Vicky. If the headache isn't a regular thing for you, it could be from the pred. Not sure about the chest . . . but lupus can affect the lungs too . . .so don't let it go if you get any worse, ok?


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   Posted 11/23/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Vicky, I get head aches and shortness of breath when on prednisone. If you have a BP cuff at home, take your blood pressure when you are having a headache. Prednisone drives my blood pressure up and sometimes my doc has to adjust my BP meds when I am on pred.
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   Posted 11/24/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Vicki,
Good to hear you're seeing and feeling improvements!  I also get weird breathing/chest stuff when I'm on higher doses of prednisone. If those symptoms persist, I'd contact your rheumy to let them know. 
Keep up the great work!
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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad to hear you are feeling better. You all touched on something I never thought of, prednisone and shortness of breath, very interesting. Recently my rhuemy increased my prednisone and I have noticed a definate shortness of breath. I attibuted it to inflammation in the lining of the lungs and rib cage again, as I do have pain at times when breathing, especially when taking a deep breath.

Anyway, I hope your shortness of breath and headaches get better as well.

Wishing you a very restful day.
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