I'm a bit confused ... You said 7 grams in one's lifetime ?? If my math is correct( and who knows, its been decades since I was in school) I take 400mg/day x 365 days per year = 146,000mg x 6 years = 876,000mg \1,000 = 876 grams in my lifetime ....yikes!
I'm so sorry you are having so much to deal with right now. Lupus can really suck at times.
I have a few thoughts about your stomach troubles because I have the same thing. I use to tell my docs it wasn't IBS ... It was ABS ( Angry Bowel Syndrome) mine wasn't "irritated" mine was down right pissed off!
Then I tried going gluten free - even though I do not have celiac disease- and have been amazed at the difference!! Not just with the bowel problem but also with the joint pain. I really suggest you give it a try - you'll know if its working or not in just a few days and it won't hurt anything to try... Costs nothing to do... Dr.V has some discussions on here ( upper right corner of this page) about gluten sensitivity.
Please look into it and keep us posted on how you're doing.
Happy New Year to you too!!! I'm just so excited that I can finally reply on my IPad . I had given up there for awhile but thought I would give it one more try and it worked!!! Guess the WebMd gods fixed the problem.
I'm still not able to reply to anyone's posts on my iPad -which is so annoying -as my iPad is my preferred means of keeping in touch with everyone here. I've cleared my cookies and all - still wont let me reply.
Any idea of what I can try? It also won't let me click if a post was helpful (I.e. Dr. V's recent posts)
For the technicians - when I hit the reply button it either takes me to the top of the page I'm on or does nothing.
Thanks Lisa & Lisa! Funny how so many Lisa's have lupus....
Lupylisa - I use to take vit. D but quit because I had one of those, "I'm sick of taking so many d*#@ pills!" spells. I never saw any difference in pain or joint level though with or without the vitamin.
My feet, knees and hips are the worst to gel up in just minutes of none movement. Heat would be nice but not very practical as it's all day problem.
Thanks Caprice - I seem to be having the issue with my IPAD - which is a new problem, as I have used my IPAD many times in the past to post. It has now started to not let me even post new discussions....grr! Had to go back to the regular computer to post this.
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try fiddling with the darn thing and see if I can get it working.
Does anyone know of anything I can do for joint stiffness? I don't just have it in the morning - although it is horrible then too - but I have it all day, every day - any time my joints rest for as little as five minutes, I have to "break" them free again. And it's all my joints with my hands and feet being the worst. If I drive or sit for five minutes I can barely walk when I try to get up....
Any ideas on what I can do?
((LupyLisa ))). I try to reply to your post but when I hit the reply button , nothing happens. It will only let me post a new discussion . It may be doing that to others as well. If it continues, I will post a new discussion so that it can be fixed. Hope you are feeling well!!!! View Thread