OMG, I thought I was going crazy. I have been noticing change on right toe(next to the big toe) my skin is also thick and hard and there days it hurts to walk. The joint on that toe is protruding. That whole toe just looks swollen What can one do for this??View Thread
Hi Alyssa, I my dear friend friend has scleraderma (not sure bout the spelling), but she to has been in and out of the ER with severe stomach pain just like you're describing, finally dr.'s said she has diverticulitis. Has that been mentioned? I pray all goes well you Alyssa and you get answers so that you have a better year.View Thread
Hi there, I have lupus, fibro,epstein bar virus, vertigo and I just had a fellow up my my rhuematologist earlier this month and said mmy readings from my blood work was low and said my lupus is in remission and the pain and swelling I'm having is from my fibromyalgia. Now what I don't understand is why he has me still on hydroxychlor and put me on Lyrica at night and for me to continue taking Cymbalta during the day. Now I'm still in pain from joints(esp.my toes) I wake swollen and I ask myself is this from fibro or is the lupus active. My doctor put me on prednisone for a month, I didn't do well with that. I would also love to hear from someone out there.View Thread
Good morning everyone, quick question, has anyone experienced any side effects with their cycle while on prednisone. I didn't have a period last month and thought I was going to start last night, but nothing yet. What should I expect??? Would love to hear from you View Thread
OMG, i've been going through this alot lately, I know it's my lupus, everyone around me telling, it;s my meds or could it be menopause. I just laugh and say "yes it's all of the above". I'm so so tired and just want to sleep my joints hurt and the joints on my toes are hurting to, which I never really noticed before. Last night was my worst, I put sour cream in my son's glass instead of his plate.... he thought it was funny, I went to bed after that, left the kitchen a mess, oh well. Would love to hear if you find anything out. Take care and God blessView Thread
Hi Lisa, my doctor started me on 5mg of prednisone 1x daily til my next appt. in December,he mentioned methotrexate, I was reading in the Book Of Lupus, that Dr. Wallace writes"I restrict the use of methotrexate's use to lupus patients who have active joint inflammation without significant skin or organ- threatening disease." After reading that I believe that's why he decided on prednisone.
I started on otc ibuprofen, then Rx: for Motrin 800mg, then Naproxen 500mg and now taking Diclofenac 75mg(Voltaren), and all then not helping with inflammation. I am also experiencing a lot of itching throughout my body. So, i went and got the prescription fill and will give it a try. My doc said we'll give it a try and will change it to something else if need be.
Now you have thinking, when you said "if the benefits are worth the risks". Guess I'll never find these thing if I don't try
Good afternoon everyone, beautiful day here in Cali, hope everyone is having one too
Well, yesterday Imeet with my new rheumatologist, says my lupus is mild form but active. I'm taking hydroxychlor 200mgx aday, and because of my swelling and joints aching he also gave me rx: for prednisone. He also mentioned methotrexate, but decided to first try the prednisone. My question is: should I be afraid to start the predniisone, one hears stories about steroids,and thats what makes me nervous. Is this dumb of me to feel this way??View Thread
Happy Sunday everyone, I have lupus and fibromyalgia, I'm going on 2mo. my entire body won't stop itching, my body hurting and very sun sensitive, to the point were it feels like I have the flu. I am currently taking hydroxychlor and cymbalta, diclofenac. I'm going to request for a new rhumy, my current one keeps telling I need to exercise, ( how can I when I'm not feeling good!). So my question, what step to I take next as far as meds, what do I do to stop this itching, I also have been waking up with stiff and swollen joints. How do I get through my doctors?? As far as taking cymbalta, what what better for fibro. My right TMJ, I've had my bite adjusted, I noticed when my joints are swollen and hurting so does my tmj, and thats a son of a gun Right I'm miserable, and no one really seems to understand cause I have a high pain tolerance and I don't stop till it's too late, and I know that is my fault.View Thread