If my lupus was in remissino (no inflammation present), would I still get muscle & pleuritic chest pain) tapering below 5mg? Is inflamm cause of pain?

No. If lupus is in remission you should not have symptoms of the disease and you should be able to taper off prednisone. It is very common to have Fibromyalgia with lupus. This may cause your chest pain and muscle pain. It requires a different treatment. Your rheumatologist can help you sort this out.

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