Posted 6/11/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Lynn,

I was thinking the same thing also. I was starting to get worried. I'm glad that you are okay and I hope you had a nice time out of town, its nice to get out of the same old routine!! :-)

Take Care
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Posted 6/12/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -7)
Lynnwood, I know I asked this not too long ago, but I just wanted to see if things are still going okay with the prednisone taper. I am hoping the slow taper continues to go well for you and that the Cellcept will allow you to continue to reduce the amount of pred you'll need. Take care Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985 Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops   Clickable:   LUPUS INFORMATION & LUPUS RESOURCES . Please allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating:   Co-Moderator: Lupus and CFS Forums
Posted 6/12/2007 8:42 AM (GMT -7)
It's been a little difficult to tell if the taper is going okay. My taper rate is 1 mg per w weeks, this is about the middle of the 4th week, so I am at 13 mg. However, the period from h3ll took a week off then returned, and my 3 day weekend was way too exhausting (very bad airplane seat on the way out of town left me really sore and hurting all weekend.) Somehow in all that I've ended up with a fair amount of edema -- so I'm fatigued and aching, and waiting for my PCP appt. I don't know what, if any, of this to attribute to my Prednisone decrease. Fun, huh? Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1 Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex OTC Daily: Multivitamin, Calcium, B-12, C, D; As Needed: Ibuprofen, Tylenol Sinus Allergies: All Sulfa-based medications; Levofloxacin,   Levaquin DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION , LUPUS RESOURCES , Donate to HealingWell , Drug Interactions

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