Originally Posted by lirose
Back in May of 2012 I was diagnosed with Pericarditis. I was put on several drugs and then prednisone. Every time I tapered down my prednisone, I start having the chest pains and shortness of breath again. Anyone else with this problem?
YES! How are you doing now? I have been diagnosed with chronic pericarditis since original onset in 2/11. Every time I taper the prednisone (I take 5mg twice a day), following my doctor's orders, no matter how slowly, I have a pericarditis relapse. I also have random relapses that respond to doubling my dosage for 3 days and then returning to 10mg. I also take orencia, methotrexate, plaquenil, celebrex and lots of supplements.
My primary diagnosis is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.