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sonyalee
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   Posted 12/16/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on 40 mg of prednisone for about 3 mths. they started me on cellcept to try to get me off the prednisone. I am down to 25 mg. I have the moonface and the sweeling in the stomach but my question is my legs, knees and feet swell after I've been on them alot. My knees feel like they have fluid built up in them. It's not all the time just usually in the evening around dinner. Also my biggest question is my Breast are enlarged and extremely sore. They have remained this way for atleast a month and half. I have grandchildren and if they are sitting in my lap and lean on them it hurts. Is this from the prednisone? And if it is will it go away when i can finally come off the prednisone? Thanks to everyone in advance. God Bless you all!
SLE, Discoid lupus, acute cutaneous, acute vasculitis and sjogrens

Prednisone, ultram, mobic, cellcept, plaquinel and ambien.

aimsgirl16
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   Posted 12/17/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, prednisone can cause fluid retention! I had a ton of it when I was on high doses!!! Have you had your blood work checkded since the fluid has started? If not, I would ask to get your kidneys checked to be on the safe side but since you are on pred, i would pretty much think it was from that!!
Amy
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Cyclosporine, Prednisone, Lisinopril, Mobic, Vitamin D 50,000 units
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram,

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pugpuppy
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   Posted 12/17/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I looked on the net couldn't find any diet for when your on pred. I have put on almost 30 lbs. I went back on them in July wow do i feel like a blimp!!! I started at 10 mg. then down to 7.5 mg then 5 mg now back up to 7.5mg with a jump start dose when I had my gallbladder out and so that sure didn't help any for sure.

Maybe someone knows a diet one could fallow that atleaste keeps from putting on more?

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sonyalee
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 12/17/2010 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for you responses. I will definatley let my doctor know. It sure takes no prisoners when it comes to the weight thing. Pugpuppy I hope everything gets much easier for you. God Bless you both and again thank you soo much. Even when you think the responses don't mean much, beleive me they do! Thanks again.
SLE, Discoid lupus, acute cutaneous, acute vasculitis and sjogrens

Prednisone, ultram, mobic, cellcept, plaquinel and ambien.
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