View Full Version : Pred Taper... Triamcinolone Injection... Viral Cold

04-26-2013, 04:51 AM
Hi All,

I introduced myself in the new member section and I am somewhat of a newbie to lupus. So I have a question.

My doctor gave me a Triamcinolone injection to calm down my Lupus flare now I have scratchy throat, runny nose and a headache. Since steroids suppress the immune system, will this cold go away? I also read that these symptoms could be side effects of the injection!!! Anyone else experience this?

Thanks in advance,

04-28-2013, 09:01 AM
The lupus itself can make you feel like you have a cold. And it might just be that you were already working on getting a cold. Monitor your situation, and if you develope a fever, rash or worsening condition, call the doc's office line.