I took prednisone for a short period of time to reduce inflammation but I stopped because they made me crazy. Mostly hyper and I couldn't sleep. It was on for a couple of weeks and I haven't been on them since. Do not want to go back due to side effects.View Thread
Medical marijuana has been legally approved in the state I live in and I do use it on occasion for stomach pain due to poor digestion. I've had problems ever since an internal bleeding issue associated with my kidneys.
I only use edibles and in very small amounts. Probably a tenth of what the recommended dosage is on the label. I also do not use them everyday. I have found some relief from stomach pain but do not recommend them for joint pain as it really doesn't work.
If medical marijuana is available legally in your state it is probably worth a try. Start slow, use a small amount and stay away from smoking.
Could be a Lupus flare or maybe sensitive skin. I know my skin is very sensitive to everything including the sun. Hydrocortisone cream can help with the itch. Scratching a rash can make it worse so discourage him from scratching if possible.
Pain is usually a sign that something is wrong. You should see your physician if possible. The pain you describe sounds like sciatia back pain (I probably spelled it wrong.) You should have this checked out. Back pain is common after a long bout of lying about when you're sick, such as the flu, but it could be something more serious such as a pinched nerve.
It could be allergies but it could also be an infection. Is your eye red? An ingrown eye lash can cause irritation and even infection. You might want to see an eye doctor if it persists.
My husband gets eye infections frequently. His doctor suggested washing his face every morning and night with baby wash. The kind that doesn't irritate the eyes. He uses very warm water and holds a warm wash cloth to his eyes. This help to clear the teat ducts so they don't clog and get infected.
He does this now and is much better. It all started with allergies.
I've been feeling very cold lately. Experiencing chills and flu like symptoms throughout the day. I haven't felt like this in quite some time and am getting a little worried. I'm wondering if my meds aren't has helpful as the flares are now coming back.
I'm going through a lot of stress right now as my husband was diagnosed 8 months ago with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable bone cancer. He is beginning the procedure for a bone marrow transplant and I seem to be getting these chills and aches and pains more frequently, several times a day.
Does anyone else have this same problem when life gets stressful? Would love to heard from others.
It does sound like Reynaud's syndrome and I was diagnosed with that as well as Sjorgren's syndrome which causes dryness. I would go to a specialist as it doesn't get better by ignoring it.
My doctors thought I was nuts and even sent me to a therapist until testing showed SLE. It took two years to get a diagnosis while suffering through some pretty bad symptoms. Since your Mom has Lupus you might also have an autoimmune disease.
Get it checked out early because organ damage begins to occur. I didn't get a diagnosis and now have kidney damage.
Lupus is a tough disease and can make it very hard to continue to work. While I know you love your job you might want to consider state disability. It generally is only for one year and you can use that year to get on medication to help heal.
I was diagnosed four years ago and it took about a year for the medication to kick in so I could feel somewhat normal again. While medication doesn't always work it does help. The horrible swelling and pain does get better or at least manageable. Most of my symptoms are under control most of the time but it did take sometime to figure out what combinations worked best.
It's probably best to go on disability, it pays okay so at least you won't starve and will have a roof over your head. It sounds like you need to be a bit selfish and have some "me" time. I would suggest you take the time off before the company fires you which will make you feel down. If you leave and go on state disability temporarily at least you can say it was your decision and have some semblance of control.
People who suffer from lupus feel as if their lives are spiraling out of control. We can never gauge a flare, how long it will last or how we will react. Please work on trying to get to a better placed.
There are many websites available for information on lupus. Just search Google or even Yahoo and you'll probably be able to get some basic information. Lupus Foundation of America at lupus.org might give you some info.
If your cousin has a doctor you might want to go with them to a visit and then ask some questions. Most doctors are willing to answer questions face to face. Your cousin should have a doctor to treat this disease as it is very treatable. Please don't ignore the diagnosis and please get treatment.
A rheumatologist is the specialist you would want to seek out for lupus treatment. Good luck in your search.