Are there certain medications better than others to treat connective tissue disorders?
Plaquenil, doesn't control fatigue for very long, it really isn't all that great at controlling pain..
Immunosuppressives, any more effective than the other ??
Prednisone, I hear that one controls fatigue, but I also here it can come with some nasty side effects, like disfiguring your face making it round and puffy, a 50 lbs weight gain in a month!! I mean... Wow! Any way to avoid the side effect.. Can you reduce your sodium intake, if your appetite increases, to not respond to overeating, would it keep you from gaining all that weight?
Can you take prednisone daily or is it only used during flares?
I am taking plaquenil, I have tried an immunosuppressant, haven't tried prednisone yet but it's being suggested.
My pain is controllable with NSAID's, nerve pain medication, and muscle relaxants. My fatigue, is not at all under control. I need suggestions please !!!