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Weeing (A LOT) Just started Prednisolone

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Hello everyone.

I'm Tracy and I joined this site in March but haven't posted since. I do pop on every now and then to have a read though.

I have been taking Methotrexate since June 07, I was put on Plaquenil around February 08 and I have just been prescribed Prednisolone. I am on another couple of things as well.

I have been takining the Prednisolone for a week now and have noticed I am weeing LOADS!

I go before I go to bed but am finding i'm having to get up a couple of times a night. Sorry for the tmi but it's not just a trickle either. My fluid intake hasn't changed but I seem to be going a lot more than before.

I have weekly blood tests and apart from an occasional dodgy liver function there don't seem to be any other problems.

I just wondered if this was normal. I read the leaflet which came with the tablets and it states that if you have been taking it for a long time then you may start to get symptoms of diabetes e.g the weeing more frequently but surely not after 1 week.

Apologies for the long thread to especially when i'm not a regular poster.

I have been put on the pred because of the extreme tiredness and fatigue. I have been diagnosed as having Lupus. The original diagnosis 4 years ago was RA but that is now being debated.

Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom.

Tracy :)
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hey love, i am on exactly the same meds, plaquenil, a few others and just restarted prednisolone 35mg daily and i seem to be weeing alot too...i usually wee a fair amount but its majorly increased at wondering if it could be a uti as i have lower back pain too...because methotrexate + steroids = immunocompromised!! im also having serious headache issues too though altho that could be the stress from work which has caused this flare anyway!! How come they put you on pred? was the mtx not working? lots of love xxxxxx
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