So, how does someone determine if it's flare or withdrawal? I am tapering off prednisone now (from a high of 40 mg.) Have been on it for about 6 months. I do really suffer in the afternoons - achy, extreme fatigue, headache, general "unwellness" (not a word, I know, but it really fits how I feel.) I haven't thought to take my temperature, but thinking back, I'll bet I have a low grade fever too. I'm still pretty new to this, and am learning how to 'read' my symptoms. Any advice on how to know if it's prednison withdrawal or the lupus? (My greatest problem is that reductions in prednisone have led to bouts of pericarditis, but that's another issue...)
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