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Nodules on legs, stiff neck with pain. Diagnosed with Lupus profundus. Had taken plaquinil and methotrexate in the past. Will prednisone shot help?

Hi there. I was diagnosed with Lupus profundus 6 Years ago. I have been having a flare up for about a week. I have 6 nodules on my legs and have had a stiff painful neck for 3 days along with generally not feeling good Is the stiff neck related to the lupus profundus? Would a prednisone shot help with me feel better over all? I am on plaquinil and stopped methotrexate a year ago because i was in remission. Any advice?
Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
if your lupus is flaring in the form of these skin lesions, then you definitely need to go back on treatment. the skin rash could be a part of it. you probably need to get your blood counts, ESR, complement levels done. a steroid shot will help but will not give long term relief. the stiff neck seems to be a different problem not related to lupus profundus.
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