Hi all, I've been taking various doses of prednisone since 1994! At first my lupus was all joint pains so red was my best friend along with other meds
in year 2000 after a long stay in hosp with a flare I developed really bad depression and phychosis which we believed to be steriod induced :-( after this my Max dose is 20 mgs a day than anything above requires me to see a phycharitrist n start on antihschotic medication to control the physcosis n mania. Not nice believe me, especially wen u can't do anything by yourself as everyone's on guard waiting for u to snap. Apart from physcosis I have avn from long term steriod use n had bilateral hip replacements. Steriod really helps but be sure to exhaust all avenues with other meds before bumping steriods up n up. In saying this always listen to ur Dr if they think u need red.
In regards to mooning n weight gain... well that's just something u need to accept as its all for a good reason.
Take care everyone, cheers lillash
SEVERE LUPUS since 1994, Rashes, RA, Polyarthritis, Sicca Symptoms, Pluersy, Mouth Ulcers, Alopicea, Pleuisy, Pancreatitis, Pancyt
openia, Epilepsy, Psychosis, Depression, Avascular Necrosis - bilateral hip replacements, Endocarditis, Lupus Nephritis IV & V, Dyslipidemia, Osteoprosis, Pericarditis, Recurrecnt Furuacles, Hepatitis, Neutr
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