I agree..please do not cause yourself undue stress by worrying about cancer at this early stage of the game. It is very important to find out exactly what is going on with you and it may be true that your medications are suppressing your symptoms. I, too, hope that your symptoms do not exacerbate due to your discontinued use of Plaquenil and Prednisone.
Please remember that Prednisone MUST be tapered slowly. You cannot abruptly stop this drug as it may cause serious problems. Tapering should be done in small increments over a period of time!
It does happen, however, that when tapering the Prednisone, many patients find that their symptoms begin to worsen and/or new ones appear. If this does occur, please notify your doctor immediately as you may need to remain on the Prednisone for a bit longer or take a maintenance dose.
I hope that you get some answers that fulfill your need. In the meantime, we are always here to help.
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