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Re: Pitting Edema
Oct 13, 2004
Thank you for the reply Sampy123.

I returned from my PCP and she remembers the lupus flare starting this way last Dec. (with the pitting edema and costochondritis). She called my Rheum. and he thinks because my Prednisone has been decreased from 20 mg to 10 mg, I may be having an excerbation of symptoms.

Rheum. asked her to send me for more labs and he wants to adjust the methotrexate to 20 mg (from 15 mg) and stay at 10 mg with the Pred. I am all in favor of decreasing the Prednisone (even lower if possible) but 20 mg of Mtx. is alot. Hopefully, I can handle it. Anyone take methotrexate? What is your doseage.

Mere --

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