I am wondering if you have been checked for Degenerative Disc Disease or anything like that of your spine. I know the medrol shots never really helped me either and I even had the nerve blocks done and they did not help either. I ended up having to get a herniated disc replaced and the neurosurgeon told me that I have severe osteo-arthritis of the spine as well. I hope that this helps.
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.