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    Dexamethasone as standard treatment
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    wallacr0 posted:
    I have Lupus and the only relief I get is from taking injections of Dexamethasone. Is anyone using only steroid therapy? If so what is the regimen you're taking? I don't want to take the medicines that suppress immune system and have increased risked of Lymphoma because I also have Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis so the benefits of those medicines do not outweigh the risk as I always have one or more of my conditions active at a time.
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    lisatru62 responded:
    I took prednisone for a short period of time to reduce inflammation but I stopped because they made me crazy. Mostly hyper and I couldn't sleep. It was on for a couple of weeks and I haven't been on them since. Do not want to go back due to side effects.
     
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    wallacr0 replied to lisatru62's response:
    Thank you for sharing your experience with me. Were you taking pills or injections. I am referring to injections not pills because the pills make me very swollen.


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