I've just been recently diagnosed with lupus (3 months ago) and initially had joint/muscle pain and raynauds syndrome. I've been taking prednisone and plaquenil for a couple months and haven't had any symptoms. The joint and muscle pain has pretty much went away completely, but over the past week I've noticed some swelling in my knees and ankles. It doesn't feel like the joints are inflammed, but more like they are filled with fluid.
Could this be a symptom of another condition or just normal for lupus? Does this warrant a trip or phone call to the doc? What remedies or preventative measures can I do to reduce the swelling or prevent the swelling in my joints? Aloha and thank you all for your support and patience.. this is new and I'm still learning and have so many questions.