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How can you cure or treat orbital inflammatory disease besides using humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

IV Remicade (infliximab) You need to discuss this with your physicians and rheumatologist. The next move is IV infliximab (the brand name is Remicade). There is no FDA approved therapy for Orbital inflammatory disease and there are other choices but would feel this is the next best move. There are other choices like a different cytotoxic medication, IVIG, Read more...

Realistically, how long before, plaquinil, imuran, (azathioprine) and low dose prednisone, should control a lupus flare. I'm at 3 months starting to get discourage.?

Sle flare. Symptoms should be controlled with adequate Prednisone dose. If you are still flaring then damage is occurring and change of therapy or addition of medication should be planned. Read more...
Difficult to say. It is hard to say without knowing all your labs and history. Talk to your rheumatologist to see if your medical regimen can be adjusted. Read more...

Suspect. Wegener's or polychondritis. Rx- prednisone &imuran. Also have subglotticstenosis. Having vision issues (blurred) - is this common with above?

Can occur. It can occur but it may also other things such as cataracts or glaucoma from the prednisone. See an opthalmologist and they will be able to distinguish whether it is due to the disease or you have something else going on. Read more...

If someone is misdiagnosed with sle & start using sle med (plaquenil, prednisone, imuran) will he get sle or any other disease?

No. Only potential side effects from medications which i hope you have stopped if definitely not needed. Read more...
No. A normal person who receives immunosuppressant lupus medications will not develop lupus. They can of course have the usual side effects that go with the medications, but they will not develop lupus if they didn't have it already. Read more...

Why would prednisone help paresthesia when my nerve study was normal? I am on imuran and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for a form of vasculitis?

Inflammation. Prednisone inhibits the body's inflammatory response. Paresthesias can be caused by inflammation of smaller sensory nerves and not necessarily larger nerves which are the subject of nerve conduction tests. Vasculitis is an inflammatory disease of small and medium size arteries. Prednisone can be used for both conditions to control symptoms temporarily. Read more...