I have been given a "soft" diagnosis of both SLE Lupus and RA, but my Rheumatologist is not sure, as my ANA and related numbers are low. However, when I was put on Prednisone, my energy absolutely spiked and my joint pain was greatly relieved. So I'm wondering if that confirms the diagnosis; or if that is typical of everyone that takes Prednisone regardless of diagnosis.
i have sle and been on prednisone in varying dosage for over 5 years. at one time they put me on 80mg a day and i was like a mouse on acid!!! i literally slept 3 hours a nite and cleaned the bathroom floor with a toothbrush!
but i do take 10mg every day and if i feel bad and double up i really have a lot of energy. i dont know if it confirms the diagnosis or not because it is an anti-inflamatory med and covers up many aches and pains that are not lupus related. but don't just let a dr tell you the #s aren't right for a dx. i was told that my ana was a false positive by 5 different dr's before they decided that was what i was dying of!
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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