Hi, my first time writing on here. I was diagnosed with lupus in July 12. Since then I have been taking 25mg prednisilone and plaquenil. Did start mycophenolate but that has been stopped at present. In the last few months I have been getting alot of palpatations, chest pain, and my bp is high only about 140/95,but my Bp always been about 100/60. Saw rheumatology nurse today who said she would disuss with consultant as she thought I would need 24hr ecg, but has rung this afternoon to say dr says that he is not concerned and prob will be due to steroids. Has anyone else had this side effect from Pred!