If Rosie wants me to 'say ehllo', that's what I'll do, even though it's hard to pronounce and I don't know what it means!
Hello! Welcome to our little corner of the web....
Unless you are playing around with illegal drugs or drinking a lot of alcohol, these kinds of symptoms are NOT part of normal aging until at least 55+.
Do you have a rheumotologist? Have you mentioned all these symptoms to him/her? Are you taking any medications for lupus? If you can answer yes to these 3 questions and are not getting any treatment or symptom relief, I'd say that getting an second opinion would be a great idea.
Not all rhuemy's are knowledgeable about
lupus, so if you are in the US, try www.lupus.org
. Look for a chapter in your area, then check with them and see what doctors they have listed. These are the drs that *really* know something about
lupus, keep up w/lupus research, and are worth seeing.
Hope you get to feeling better soon,
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
Links: DIAGNOSING LUPUS(4of11), LUPUS INFORMATION, LUPUS RESOURCES, Donate to HealingWell, Drug Interactions
Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 1/6/2008 9:25:25 AM (GMT-7)