Hi Judy, Stacie, Rosie, and Lynnwood. Thanks for the encouragement. Lynnwood, when I took the bus yesterday, I was on Peachtree at the High Museum and couldn't remember which direction Piedmont Hospital was in, so I got on the bus I thought was right. I was all the way to the Fox Theater before I realized I was on the wrong bus. I've been going to clinics at Piedmont and Emory Crawford Long for two years. I'm really close to blackout too. There are days that I'll read emails for assignments and then stare at the monitor for a couple of hours unable to concentrate, so I give up and take sick leave. I told my rheumy that I will probably apply for disability this year, but I'm not ready yet. He said, "You'll know when it's time." Oh, most days if I talk with someone more than a few minutes I start to stutter and then struggle to finish sentences. While my rheumy was observing this regression (that word took some time!) he told me to change my neurology appointment to first available. My neurologist is at Crawford Long and I'll get on the correct bus. Now you know why I chose the name Butterflake!
Dx: SLE ('05), depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea (use a CPAP), hypertension, IBS
Tx: CellCept plaquenil methotrexate prednisone prozac celebrex lisinopril actos lipitor nexeum seroquel arthritis tylenol multi vitamin C calcium/D flaxseed oil PRN: ambien neurontin promethazine xanax
Better living through chemistry :D Donna