How soon? It depends a lot on the dosage prescribed and your general condition. Prednisone helps conquer the inflammation caused by lupus, but really doesn't address the disease itself. The Dr will have decided the pred dosage based on the amount of inflammation you report, and the amount of inflammation that showed up in your blood tests.
That said, I think it took 6-8 weeks before I noticed any improvement, I think my initial dose was 10 mg.
Note that pred can upset your sleep, and it can cause cravings for starchy foods. A number of people use some sort of sleep aid, either over the counter or prescript
ion because of this. And it's easy to gain weight if you aren't careful about
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