Does the weather changing seemed to cause flare ups??? We as in ohio have had extremly dry warm summer, but after issaac hit down south its seemed to have blown in alot cooler and damper weather... and i was doing good till then almost relieved that the meds seemed to be working.....but not so much now, they raised my predisone from 5mg to 40mg and it still isnt helping....anyone else dealing with this issue?View Thread
I have battled raynoulds disease most of my life, had back surgery because of degenaration and couldnt deal with the daily struggles of pain controlling my life....About 9 months ago my GP said he thought I may have lupus did blood work and it came back positive for antigental lupus anf pulmonary thombosis but yet i was told its not lupus???? so continued going to the Dr Gp and RM for the flare ups as i call them, pain like ive been beat with a base ball bat and just tired all the time, these flares woild last for a week to a month and go away just like they came after wards I didnt feel good but better, so finally I became irritated with not getting anywhere and decided to call my DR out, ha said i never said you didnt have lupus were just not sure so he started me on plaquenil and a calcuim blocker...the last few days ive hurt as bad if not worse than before I had back surgery... I take vicodin but no help and antiimflammatorys kill my stomach, I dont and cant live with this pain any longer...how long if anyone know does it take for plaquenil to help...????View Thread
I was told that, but this is the worse flare ive every had....and feel like ive been hit by a truck...My biggest issue is because it came back positive for antigulant lupus and pulmonary thombosis but not sle lupus there hesitant to treat it like such, i know plaquenil is a treatment for it and i was just put on steriods for imflamation but these are also used for RA...I dont want lupus but I do need a reason for this pain, I didnt have the scariest surgery of my life (level 3 fusion) to live in pain all over again...I just feel if taken more serious then ide have a medical plan in place and treatment options...Im a firm believer in being proactive whan it comes to health issues.. I hate feeling hopeless....View Thread
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