I have read that typically lupus does not cause damage to the joints like arthritis does and simply causes inflammation. However, sometimes lupus CAN cause damage after a long period of time. (It’s pretty vague). Has anyone gotten any tests (MRI’s or something) that showed they had damage to their joints? I am debating on whether to get an MRI done. Also, I have heard of necrosis of the bone from long term steroid use being a possibility and was wondering if anyway had experiended that.
Actually bone is tissue. Look up avascular necrosis.
How long were you on them before that happened, if you don’t mind me asking?
Yes indeed @A MyLupusTeam Member 😩 it deteriated my hips. Had to get both replaced.
Yes,I think over time lupus & steroid use can cause damage to the bones.
@A MyLupusTeam Member thank you, that’s extremely helpful. My doctors said she would order me an MRI if pain persisted so I think I will do so and that way I can rule avascular necrosis out. How long were you on steroids before this started happening? Are they able to give you treatment that helps?