hadd lupus since 2004 ..flare ups seem to come as soon as im off the prednisone from a previous flare. i take 2 400 mg plaquenil daily, methotrexate 1ml injection weekly, 1mg folic acid, im down to 15 mg prednisone ( from 40 mg october) . i also takd a aspirin a day. heartburn pill. and if i have pain i hVe 400 mg ibuprofin ..it seems no one else takes all these together. i only had sore joints with my flares. this last ond was sore muscles all front of body for no reason and just an overall unwell feeling. pred helps alot then im fat n depressed again help!! i dnt wNna take benlysta im scared.View Thread
do take methotrexate injections. the muscle pain i had was just for a few days its been gone since. never had it b4, only joint pain i have with my lupus. a rash twice in the 9 yrs ive had this, and i contracted shingles and a slight case of meningitis last year. all my flares are flu like feelings with sore joints, tired outta breath feelings or shoulder/ middle chest pain which im not sure is heartburn or what but my heart checks out fine. im perfectly fine now of course prednisone makin me feel like a rockstar im down to 15 mg. still eatin like a hog. since off cellcept she never tried nothing else.and since off colcrys ( again she assumed a rash was from this also) she never tried nothing else. guess i dont need them.View Thread
wow 26 pills . guess im good at just the few then. i took cellcept but got a rash n doc assumdd it was from that. never heard of meloxicam hmmm. jus dnt wanna keep getting on the pred ...depresses me wen my face is huge . still gonna wait on the benlysta hope n hope it tapers enuff so i wont need it. thanx jujubeeView Thread
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