I read where the doctor just put you on Imuran. It is the other name for Aziathioprine. I have been on it for several years with pretty good results. I don't have very many side affects from it. I had more adverse side affects from the Prednisone. I was put on the Imuran due to heart and lung involvement and a bad case of Pompholyx Eczema on my hands and feet. I hope that the medication helps you a lot. I have been lucky that so far the Lupus has not affected my kidneys that I know of. Please post and let us know how you are doing on the Imuran. I hope that you don't have any problems with it.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.