Acthar makes your body produce more cortisol rather than taking prednisone which is the synthetic. It has been around but not widely used for 50 years. It does seem to work for some but not others like all treatments. It was very cheap until 2 different companies bought the rights to make it and raised the price a few years ago.
MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.
Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.