21 years old...Systemic Lupus 11/07, lupus nephritis 01/09, raynoids 03/08, Carpal Tunnel 03/08
Thank you Barb and Ginny! I really need to invest in a program that will block google from my computer. I feel crappy so I look up my symptoms and then I get sucked into all the other problems I could have and then it causes worry which leads to stress...i think you guys know where I am going with that. I will be calling my eye doctor today...I just spent 4 grand on my eyes back in June to have Lasik and can't afford for something to go wrong with them especially if it is something I could have prevented by seeing the doctor. Well, this time change has did me in...caused me to oversleep so i gotta finish getting ready before I make myself late to work! Thank you guys so much and yes Barb, I hate AI diseases so much!!!!
Love ya all
Hi Amy. As Barbra Lee knows, I have also had every cushings symptom you describe and it is all caused from prednisone. The time Barb saw me, my face was so swollen and round that my eyes were just slits. My BF asked my internist if my face would explode. He smiled and said no, but it could swell my eyes shut. Thank God docs lowered my pred before that happened. With this nasty disease it's a balancing act to remain aware of other possible illnesses. As a rule, I always think new symptoms are related to lupus. Just read my quote in my signature line. It's really been amazing how many weird things lupus and the treatments cause. I recently got ingrown fingernails- at the base of my fingers. Go figure. I agree with Barb and Ginny that you should see your doc, but remain calm knowing that lupus sucks. Let us know how the doc visit goes. Love, Butterflake
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Plaquenil, Prednisone(15 5mg), Piroxicam, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva, Wellbutrin, Valtrex, Vicodin, PrilosecLinks: Diagnosing Lupus (4 of 11), Lupus.org Info, Lupus Resources, Help HealingWell, Drug Interactions
Life is far too important to be taken seriously. –Oscar Wilde, 1882
Thanks for the suggestions. I did not put my full name down; somehow the system must have done it from the questionnaire I filled out. I had suggested AustinJulie as a screen name. Perhaps I checked the wrong box. Having said that, I must say I'm not squeamish about my name on this forum.
I'm not sure about the implied repremand in your second suggestion but I'll try to sound less certain in the future.
Since I have RA and not lupus perhaps this is not the right forum for me anyway.