Hi I am hoping someone might shed some light on some troublesome side effects i am having.
I have been on pred since new year, varying doses from 20mg down to currently tapering down 1mg per week, so am on 15 at the moment. This is the lowest I have been on and I think that currently the seide effects are outweighing the benfits.
Firstly I have been trying to take aza, but having trouble being very sick and was wondering if maybe the combination of steroids and aza was the proble. Have decided to just keep tapering down pred and leave the aza at the moment.
Secondly I have noticed some swellings more noticeable at the base of the neck and on my face near my cheekbones.
Also suffer from upper gastro problems and reflux and think that the steroids are aggrevating this, and lastly waking up in a morning and also during the day with temperature spikes.
I am planning on perservering with the tapering down of the pred and hoping that some of these symptoms may go away.
Has anyone else suffered with any of the above or could I be barking up the wrong tree completly and could it be the lupus causing these problems. I am not due back in clinic until July, but can contact the advice line and have left a message for a call back.
thanks for reading!!