Thanks Bill for the response. I honestly didn't expect a relief tapering down this quickly. My rheumy is just finishing up her fellowship program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD but she is overseen by other more experienced rheumatologists...so you would think that they would know what to do....maybe they just give her too much say in the matter i don't know...I will see what she has to say when she writes back to my email...hopefully I'll hear from her today since it's the start of a new week. Thanks again and I'll repost when I hear something!
...She did mention if prednisone didn't work by itself we could try Methotrexate, Cellcept or Imuran and then if that wasn't sufficient the Benlysta infusions...maybe something will work...let's hope! -Brittanee
*Lupie Britt*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day, Prednisone-10mgs taper 1mg every 2 wks, Keppra-750mg 2x/day, Prenatal Vitamin- 1 pill/day, Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day, Prilosec 20mg 1x/day,Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day, Allegra 180mg 1x/day, Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day.