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Hi Morroco, I just wanted to say hello and welcome to the group. I hope you can get through this with us. I was born and raised in the u.s. and still can't write. . The only other place I could think of is if you try "yahoo answers" if you go to the site and look at the list of different countries you might find someone that speaks your language.
Oh I live in ok. too. same as Patty, and my diet is terrible. half the time I don't eat then other times I eat stuff like banana bread. I drink way to much pop and way to little water.
Post Edited (Barbara Lee) : 12/23/2008 7:30:23 PM (GMT-7)
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Hi Morocco and husband! Have you checked the Lupus Foundation of America website? www.lupus.org it is very helpful. Memory loss is very, very common in lupus. We call it “brain fog.” It is so common that sometimes we all joke about the stupid things we do. It can be frightening and sad to think about the things lupus takes away from you and I’m sure you are very sad too. We all go thru times when we miss our old life- all the things we used to be able to do. Just seeing your improvement taking hydroxichloroquin (brand name plaquenil) makes me think that you’ll do well with other treatments too. I hope your doctor is a rheumatologist. These are the doctors that treat lupus. A rheumatologist will start you on other medication which will help you eventually take less and less prednisone (this is called a prednisone taper). Here at the forum many of us list the drugs we take in our signature. I think the most common drugs are plaquenil, methotrexate and imuran. If you are feeling sad or frustrated, please let us know. Sometimes just talking about it helps. Love, Butterflake