You know, I asked my rheumy that very same question! And felt he gave me a bogus answer, saying yes it can and no it won't almost in the same breath! So I just gave him a "look," and said it seemed counterintuitive to me!
(I think drs. hate to have nurses as patients as much as we don't like to have drs. as patients). If all those tests measure inflammation, and prednisone suppresses inflammation............ ain't lupus fun?
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night.