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... Hi Sherry! I'm new to this lupus thing and I was wondering if you mind sharing your lab results if possible. Just like u I am trying to compare my experiences. I have been seen a Dr. and he believes I have Lupus, I still have to wait till I see the rheumy next week. Hope everything is going well for u!:angel: (12 replies)
... like disease' so he gave me a 6 day pack of Prednisone to take. I have to take 6 pills the first day, 5 the second, etc until the pack is done on the 6th day. Has anyone ever used this? ... (12 replies)
... I'm just trying to figure out if I was just having a bad day or if it had something to do with the amount of medication I took. Any comments would be really helpful. ... (12 replies)

... Hi sherry, I do take prednisone but have never heard of the 6day pack. The reason you take a declining dose is you are suppose to never stop prednisone without coming off it slowly. When I started prednisone, I felt better within the first 3days. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Sherry! I've been on prednisone for years and years with no side effects except weight gain when my dose goes up. When I'm on my maintenance dose of 5 mgs, I don't have side effects. ... (12 replies)
... My rheumy did the exact same thing. She said if it was an autoimmune disorder then the prednisone would make me feel better.Which it did. Then she asked me at what dose did the pain start coming back. ... (12 replies)
... I think taking that steroid pack has made me more melancholy than usual. I got a 'taste' of what life is like when you have tons of energy and no pain. ... (12 replies)
... Tis, I will file that bit of info on prednisone and cramping in the back of my memory, of course it could get lost in there. It is a good bit of info to know. ... (12 replies)
... This is interesting, thanks ladies for the information. I will be adding that to my list of questions for my rheumy. I also have fibro, but do exercise and muscle relaxers and sleep meds for that. Kathryn, I did take the plaquenil in the beginning but I had some eye issues with it. You know that 'it is a slight chance, but no one ever has a problem' kind of issue. My... (12 replies)
... Okay I'm on day 4 of taking the methylpredisolone pack and I've had a lot of energy. Tuesday I worked all day, went to the driving range with my fiance, went to the store, and made cupcakes at home! ... (12 replies)
... sherry, having a bad day is normal when you reduce the dose. Your body has enjoyed the extra adrenaline and energy and suddenly it is gone. ... (12 replies)
... s. Also, I just started acupuncture,and after 2 sessions I can tell a difference. My energy level is greater ,and a swelling that I have had in my sinus area for 6 years is starting to go down. ... (12 replies)
Weird Symptoms
Jul 2, 2008
... i took the 6 day prednisone pack last week because my doctor thinks i might have lupus. ... (6 replies)
... Tis that's funny that you say that. I've been keeping a journal for the past couple of days to record how the steroid is making me feel. Last night I did about 10 minutes of aerobics (I actually had the energy to do aerobics!) and I had to stop because I was really short of breath. I thought it was just because I'm out of shape (I'm small, but I haven't done cardio in a... (12 replies)
... Since then I've developed spine problems as well, and he gave me Medrol dose pack when I was in severe pain and had some visible swelling along my spine. ... (1 replies)
Skin lupus
Nov 6, 2009
... Well, truthfully, the only thing that's brought me relief thus far has been the prednisone dose packs. By the 2nd or 3rd day, my rashes would calm down and I'd actually feel human again! ... (24 replies)

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