After reading Namian's post of "What do you think?", she really got me thinking about
Does there happen to be a correlation between habit & illness?
I used to run 5 miles a day (before children), eat healthy & manage stress. But after my last preg which triggered Lupus & severe pain (due to the Anesthesiologist incorrectly shoving the epidural in & fracturing my vertebra)...everything changed! I didn't exercise anymore bc I could barely walk for a yr
& my eating habits changed drastically too. Let's not even talk @my stress level! (Working full-time w 2 babies, I was the breadwinner so ignored all the signs that my body was in fire straits!) Maybe I got worse bc of all these things?!
age 41, Mom of 2 great kids (10 & 7)
MCTD(LUPUS), RAYNAUDS, FIBROMYALGIA, L4L5 disc herniation, fracture in L3 fro EPIDURAL in childbirth
Meds: Arava, prednisone, Nifedipine, estropipate, cyclobenzaprine, Cymbalta, sulfasalazine, gabapentin, hydrocod, fentanyl patch, methotrexate - MTX (on hold), minocycline, clonaxepam (sleep), vit D, PRILOSEC, Transderm Scopalamine, Vit Bcomplex