Your symptoms sound fairly normal for Lupus. Try not to stress - stress itself makes our symptoms worse!! Right now my symptoms are more active, just because I'm holiday stressing!
I am a little confused by your statement My doctor just recommends me steroids and prednisone.
Prednisone is a steroid. Perhaps you are getting Prednisone(corticosteroid
s) and Plaquenil(Hydroxychloroquine)? Prednisone addresses inflammation, and reducing inflammation reduces pain. Plaquenil, on the other hand, inhibits disease progression, and takes 2-3 months to build up to a therapeutic level in your system. These 2 medications are very often the first prescribed to newly diagnosed patients.
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Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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