The fact that the steroids didn't work may be a sign that it is not Lupus related. Some docs actual give steroids as a test for AI diseases because they help the majority of the time.
Originally Posted by kwolfsheimer
Thanks for the info your doc gave you! That is very helpful
Steroids have never helped me with any inflammation-- and I'm not sure why. I used to take them for severe hip pain and for "rheumatoid arthritis", although I have never been officially diagnosed with such. They do make me like the energizer bunny so that's helpful. But I flush-- my face turns bright red, my heart races, and I feel altogether yucky. I sure could use a "magic bullet" though. Do you know if that would weed out plerisy from the list? I really don't think it's tietzes/costrochondritis-- that's my hunch. It's amazing to see so many people with this problem! If anybody gets a firm diagnosis, let me know what it is so I can compare notes!
Originally Posted by tgal