I am returning after several years. I see several familiar names. I am in need of info regarding Neuro issues. Headaches, blurred vision in one eye, slight stumbles. Yes I know, I am probably looking at Lupus strokes. Anyone else with any of this? Yes, getting this checked. What about constant chest wall pain? (Heart is good!)
I'm sorry, BUT do NOT just take yourself off of meds without talking to your rheumy! I have been dealing with Lupus for 23 years now. Methotrexate, which is horrible on the stomach, can be injected by yourself. They will teach you & the needle are so thin, you don't feel it. I can no longer take it because it bothers my liver. Azathiaprene (sp) & I DO NOT get along. Same for steroids (Psycosis). I currently am on Cellcept, which has been working for the last couple of years. Each case of Lupus, is different. Hair thinning, I take a hair, skin & nails supplement. My hair dresser has to thin my hair out again . The skin rashes, can be usually controlled with Plaquenil. Take your meds with food or as directed by the Pharmacy! There are plenty of good articules here on WebMD regarding Lupus & I just saw one about GERD and stomach issues. Also, Lupus.org and Facebook has some pages - I am more than Lupus, etc. I am now dealing with some neurological issues.
I wish you the best. This disease is a b*tch at times but TALK TO YOUR RHEUMY! If you are not happy with his/her response, tell them or get another opinion but express your concerns with them before you do more damage to yourself!View Thread
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