Posted 11/23/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -6)
I'm glad you feel better about all this! It's wise to listen to your instincts. Swelling and stiffness in the hands is very common in lupus. I would bet that it's just your body saying, "please give me a bit more prednisone, and the swelling will go away!" It can't hurt you to go up just 1mg. What's so great about prednisone is how fast it works! You'll probably notice a difference tomorrow or Tuesday if you go up in the dose today.
Just remember that you know your body better than anyone. A doctor can give you some advice, but they don't know how you're feeling. Stay in close contact with them to let them know your concerns and what YOU want to do.
Yeah, there's a lot of crap on the internet about lupus, but also a lot of really good information. The worst place to find info on lupus is at the library where most of the books are about 25 years old or older! EEK!!!
We're always here!!!
Have a good day Freename, God bless!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus