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Breaking Out
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have recently broken out in red bumps on my arms, legs, and hands. Anyone know what it is and what I can do to resolve this? They don't itch just look horrible.

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Today I have had a horrible day. I have been having a flair up and taken predizone for a week. Does anyone have bad chills but no fever? I get that ever time. It feels like you have the flu. The… read more

Should I Take My Medrol/ Prednisone Dose Pack?
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My doctor put me on another prednisone dose pack for six days. I have significant inflammation in my joints and it is very difficult for me to walk and get around. I recently started plaquenil and I’ve been in a flair for quite some time. My question is what is the point of taking a short term Dose of prednisone when the inflammation will only return And most likely I will feel worse when it does. I’m not interested in taking a long term dose of prednisone and my question is should I take the… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member

My doctor says that you need the prednisone to help the plaquenil work on the Lupus. I have been taking 5 to 10 mg since May it has helped me a lot

No More Prednisone
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

Has anyone experienced any type of side affects when they stopped taking prednisonr??

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They had me on 40 mg for about a year. I gained so much weight it was unreal. I stopped taking it myself because of the mood swings and weight gain. It also has a
risk of developing diabetes. That… read more

Weight Loss/gain
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

This whole lupus business is confusing me. I'm sure you can determine, I'm new to the diagnosis. I don't care how much you research, you can never find accurate answers. So, I thought asking all of you would be a grand idea. My family doctor first suspected I was a lupus sufferer about a year and a half ago. After visiting my first rheumy last fall I almost gave up on them all. The guy's lack of concern, compassion, & simple practice etiquette was a joke; he basically pushed me through his… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member

I agree, I have weight issues. but if you havent had your thyroid's checked yet, especially if you have lupus symptoms. That can be a huge thing. I have Hypothyroidism. that was causing weight gain… read more

Sick After A Day In The Sun
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was outside most of the day yesterday, we rented a huge water slide and had a family get together. So I was in a bathing suit all day. I did wear sun screen. Spf 50 and tried to stay in the shade as much as possible. But this morning I woke up with a few red splotchy places on my chest, a major headache, extreme fatigue, some cold symptoms, and a little bit of nausea. Is this a normal thing? Does anyone else experience this after a day in the sun?

A MyLupusTeam Member

Yes me too. If I have sun for more than 5 minutes I am down for the count for 2 days. Allergic to sunscreen overheat if too many clothes on. So I have to stay away from it as much as is possible
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Anyone On Methotrexate? If So How Did You Do?
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I have been on mexotrexate since May/22. It's not doing anything for me. I have SLE, longterm use of steroids, predisone, folic acid, hydrocloroquine, and my flare ups are continuous. My Dr is… read more

Mirena & Prednisone
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

Anyone been on both at the same time ? How'd it go ? And did the mixture of both make you gain twice the weight ? (That's my main concern!!)

Thanks in advance for any help ! :)

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Eileen thanks for your imput. Ive been on 10mg fpr three years. And ive had the mirena on fpr about two. I know for a fact im extremely overweight. Im at 160 and im only 4’11 .-. But i gotta admit i… read more

When You Are In A Flare And The Dr Prescribes Prednisone Along With The Plaquenil What Kind Of Dosage Does He Give You?
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My iron is extremely low so he doesn't want me taking any NSAIDs and has me on 5 mg 1 per day of prednisone. I have never been in so much pain and nothing helps. He did prescribe tramadol but that doesn't help at all.

A MyLupusTeam Member

That sounds good for pain.

Unexplained Bruising
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭

While at work this week in the morning I notice a bruise on my forearm. Then yesterday I had another one under my right arm near my elbow. Has anybody had any unexplained bruising? Thanks

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I just mentioned that same problem with my husband this evening.I have several.

Has Anyone Tried Diet Pills To Help With Prednisone Weight Gain?
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I would never trust any type of diet pills. I have enough problems as it is. What I do is walk 30 minutes every morning. Yes it hurts, but I have kept my weight steady for the last couple of years. I… read more