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prednisone & 800 mgs of ibuprofen

foruipurr;501923 said:
Hi all and my name is Dawn and Ive been suffering with horrible symptoms for the past year. I have tested positive on my ANA test but nothing specific. My physicain is leaning toward lupus and retesting me every 6 to 8 weeks. The reason Im here is to hopefully get some support and some very much needed information. When I have my flare ups Im in alot of pain and naproxin and motrin just arent even taking the edge off the discomfort. My doctor wants to put me on steriods but Im definately not comfortable with taking them. I just feel there must be some kind of "pain" medication that can just get me through the flare ups. So my question is there some perscription medication other then steriods that will help with the joint and muscle pain? Because Ive tried living with the pain and thats just leaving me depressed and feeling very hopeless. Thanks so much for your time and look forward to meeting everyone.
I am the mother of a beautiful 18 yr old who was diagnosed at the age of 14. We did not want to do the predinisone either, but the pain drove her crazy. After taking them for about 6 mths the Doctor has reduce her from 20mgs of prednisone & 1000mgs of ibuprofen to taking 3mgs of prednisone and 400 mgs of ibuprofen. The doct. has her on immuran,plaquenil as well. it does help
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