I completely understand how you are feeling. I am so tired and run down. At first I could not get a dx. Now seems like I cannot stop getting dx. Many of these conditions have symptoms that overlap. Joint pain can be caused by anything from Lupus to Ulcerative Colitis. The photo-sensitivity does help narrow it but it cans till be several issues. Most of them though are treated the same. The Plaquenil is the first option. It has a low risk of side effects. It is normally well tolerated. It is well studied. It does take a while to work which when you are in pain can really suck. But the Prednisone should help you feel better pretty quickly while you wait for the Plaquenil to kick in. Good luck
30 female. Sherrie, 2007 UC, 5/13UCTD, Hypothyroidism, Intercostal Neuralgia, Agoraphobia, Bipolar tendencies, Panic disorder, Acid reflux, Lactose intolerance, Eczema, Migraines, Degenerative disk, Hypertension, and Anemia.
Plaquenil, Lialda, Canasa, Hyoscyamine sulfa, digestive ad lactose defense, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Lomotil , klor-con20, VSL 3DS, Rainbow light, Vit D, started Humira 12/31