Posted 4/19/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -6)
My rheumy is out of town for the week and won't be returning until Monday. But I spoke with the doctor that is covering for her at the moment and he said that I can go back up to 10mg of prednisone for a week to see how I feel and if I'm doing okay that I can try tapering again.

The weird thing is that I woke up this morning feeling completely fine. No headache and no joint pains like I had yesterday. So I don't know if it was a combination of the dosage change, or I was just having a horrible day.

But what I do know is that I do not want to feel like that again. Since I feel okay today, I think I'm going to try taking 7.5mg instead of the 10mg. I definately still want to try and taper the prednisone, but I just don't think I was ready for 5mg just yet. So I'll go with that and see how I respond. If it doesn't work out well then I will bump myself back up to 10mg.

It was just weird yesterday. I rarely ever get nauseated and for me to throw up is just strange because it never happens. I'm hoping it was just a fluke and I just had a bad day.

Thanks for the warm wishes everyone and I'll keep you updated on how I do.
I was diagnosed with Lupus with Antiphospholipid syndrome in Nov 05.
Current list of medications includes:

Cellcept 250mg/4 capsules twice a day, Prilosec 20mg/1 capsule once a day, Plaquenil 200mg/one tablet twice a day, Metoprolol 25mg/half tablet twice a day, Prednisone 10mg/one tablet once a day, Coumadin as directed, Tetracycline 250mg/ two capsules twice a day

Avita cream, Clindamycin lotion, triamcinolone ointment daily to control skin rashes.

Rituxan infusions twice every six months

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