Hi. I'm currently only on Plaquenil and have been for the last 9 weeks (for Sjogrens and MCTD (with, according to my rheumatologist, lupisy overtones). For the last week I've been having more pain and the fatigue is really really bad. My son is going into the hospital next week and I need my energy to stay with and care for him. Yesterday my rheumatologist told me to try the 6 day pred dose pack and tell her if it helps. I've never been on steroids before. I have hypertension (family curse) and am scared of anything that will aggrivate it. It's been well controlled on my bp meds for the last several months but I've had it really high before even on meds and never want that to happen again. Will the prednisone make my blood pressure go up? Will it help my energy? Thanks!
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