Side Effects? Or Flare Up symptom?

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BMedlin
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   Posted 6/5/2015 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have UCTD. I take plaquenil for it and take prednisone daily. I think I am having a flare up because of increasing fatigue that does not get better with rest, hair falling out, increasing joint pain/swelling especially in my fingers and toes, acne on face, headaches, nausea, and generally ill feeling. What I am not sure is related is that I wash my hair daily and my hair is so oily and I am getting bumps scattered over my scalp that are painful to touch, different sizes, red, like pimples but do not pop. Is this a side effect from prednisone or is this considered a rash? Any tips for getting rid of it?

couchtater
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   Posted 6/6/2015 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I get those bumps on my scalp too. My doctor told me to use Denerex shampoo. Occasionally I will pour witch hazel on my scalp to soak up oils and ease inflammation.
He's never told me what's causing them, but the treatment seems to keep it mostly under control.

You do seem to be having a nasty flare up. You might need some extra medication to calm it down.

Did your doctor check your hands for early signs of RA? My hands started making popping and crackling sounds along with swelling. My rheumatologist xrayed my hands and discovered early RA.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

BMedlin
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   Posted 6/6/2015 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
My X-rays come back fine, he says they show no sign of arthritis but I still hurt so bad. Is the Denerex shampoo over the counter? I have a 1 year old, 14, and 11 year old. I just want to feel better so they can have a Mom instead of me like I am! No energy and so tired. It's almost 3am here. I am beyond exhausted and can't sleep so I'm online.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/6/2015 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it's over the counter. It's in a green box.

I understand the exhausted feelings. On really bad days have cuddle days. Everyone cuddles up in the bed together (or couch) and watch funny shows or read stories. Your teen is old enough to help out with the baby some so you can rest some.

Do the older kids help with the housework?
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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