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    I finally have my rheumy appt thursday. i'm feeling horrible cause my prednisone got cut from 40 to 10 mgs..and other symptoms i'm noticing, swelling in my hands and feet mostly at the end of the day, headache, and my blood pressure has been high.. i really hope lupus isnt affecting my kidneys! i'm sure this dr will do all the blood tests to check me out, and i found out my insurance will provide me with a ride to all my dr appointments!! which is a load off my mind, seeing as this dr is 2 hours away..anyways, will update more thursday,hope everyone is well
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    Best of Luck at your appointment. Perhaps you can discuss, with your doctor, the possibility of increasing your Prednisone to a maintenance level and/or adding a steroid sparing (adjuvant) drug to your routine, such as: Azathioprine (Imuran), or Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Endoxana), or Mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), or Cyclosporin (Neoral), or Methotrexate.
    Please let us know how your appointment goes. I wish you the very best.

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    well appointment went well!! I really like this doctor alot!! he spent almost an hour with me,talking and explaining things. he gave me plaquenil to start and going to try tapering my pred in a few weeks.
    lisa
    dx with sle 02/2012 on 10 mg prednisone, 20 mgs simvistatin 7.5 mg meloxicam ,400mg plaquenil,12.5 mgs methotrexate

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    glad it went well.
    now lets hope the plaquenil works.

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