My dr won't say "remission" but he says my lupus is "quiet". For almost a year I have had no inflammation indicators in my blood work and no positive ANA tests.
This does *not* mean I have the energy or cognitive function to regain my former life, and I am still on a handful of medications, but I am much much improved from my previous state.
Also note that I the only organ involvement I had was cognitive (bad enough to show up on neuropsych testing and practically make me unable to care for myself), mostly basic joint and muscle pain, with neuralgia in hands & feet.
I begin improving during and after 18 months on Cellcept - prior to that Imuran had no effect on me.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
15 5mg), Piroxicam, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva, Wellbutrin, Valtrex, Vicodin, Prilosec
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