I was diagnose with lupus about 5 years ago. For most of that time I've been taking prednisone and plaqunil, 12 weeks ago began MTX. At first it was great, for about four weeks. Then I was out in the sun too long and had a bad flare; I had to go on a prednisone taper 20mg for 1 week then 10 for one week. I'm having a hard time getting back down to 5mgs.
Late Saturday afternoon I thought it would be okay to walk (carry UV Broad Spectrum Protection umbrella everywhere. Now I have bruises on my legs, swollen cervical vertebrae and bad pain under my ribs. Does anyone know what is happening . Saw doctor today--he didn't say too much -- gave me trigger point shots.
I'm really discouraged because if the MTX is not helping to decrease the amount of prednisone I'm taken, then he wants to take me off it (MTX).
Confused and feeling a bit hopeless.