I have a leaky mitral valve. The condition I have is called Libman Sach's Endocarditis. Where the mitral valve gets inflammed and causes the valve to not close properly. As soon as I got on the prednisone everything cleared up, but I needed to be on 40mg for about 10 months in order to "fix" the problem. I haven't had an issue for about 7 years now. Even my murmer is gone.
I did have a very fast resting heart rate, and palpitations which prompted my docs to do an echocardiogram. That showed everything. I hope your echo tells what's going on too.
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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