Posted 10/15/2018 11:26 AM (GMT -6)
I posted several weeks ago. I have Crohn's disease and was diagnosed with drug induced lupus about 2 months ago, at that time I stopped taking Humira and started taking Plaquenil. Over the past year I have had joint pain on most days, muscle pain less frequently, recurrent mouth ulcers and sometimes fatigue and fevers, I have some other things going on that I think are also related. My rheumatologist told me that it can take several weeks to several months or longer for drug induced lupus to go away, other than that he hasn't explained much. I'm wondering if it is normal to have pain almost daily? There have been brief periods when I feel well but they don't seem to last long. I also started a round of prednisone, 10mg daily for 1 week then 5mg daily for 1 week, and some of the joint pain is improving. If the pain returns after the prednisone should I ask for something else? I'm also wondering how confident I can be that I am not dealing with SLE instead of drug induced lupus.