Prednisone withdrawal vs. Lupus Inflammation?...Anyone ever been to an Endocrinologist??

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MissLadybug
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   Posted 3/15/2012 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Due to my symptoms my rheumy is increasing my prednisone from 4.5mg back up to 7.5mg and referring me to an Endocrinologist. She said since the prednisone withdrawal and inflammation are separate/different issues we will handle one at a time. Anyone have any experience with this? I don't know much about Endocrinology even though I'm medically inclined so I'm not sure what to expect etc.? Thanks hope you all are well.

-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-1mgs taper 1mg every 4 wks, Keppra-750mg 2x/day, Daily Vitamin- 1 pill/day, Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day, Protonix 40mg 1x/day,Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day, Lyrica 50mgs 1x/day, Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day.

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MissLadybug
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 3/15/2012 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Got my labs back today...no celiacs but I did have my complements come back low both C3 and C4, my glucose was almost low and my Hemoglobin 1c was showing i'm at an increased risk for diabetes.....
*Lupie Britt*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day, Prednisone-1mgs taper 1mg every 4 wks, Keppra-750mg 2x/day, Daily Vitamin- 1 pill/day, Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day, Protonix 40mg 1x/day,Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day, Lyrica 50mgs 1x/day, Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day.

*Lord_Walters_Lady*
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