Hi fellow "Lupies" I'm baaaaaaack. LOL!!!
Tender ankles: Late last month and at the beginning of this month I had been suffering w/ "proteiuria" ( I think that's how it's spelled) anyways so before it was classified as such my ankles had swollen up past the point of attractiveness... I started looking like a goat at the feet. LOL!!
anyways as of now my ankles are looking normal, HOWEVER they are tender, tender tender. I'm stocked w/ water so i know I'm drinking enough...my pee is practically clear.
Why is that? what can I do to make it feel better?
Vitamins: any suggestions? what helps w/ memory. will my taking vitamins w/ my current meds offset anything. Dr. says no, but I kinda don't believe him so much. ( sorry, but it's the TRUTH)
Unexplained cuts & scratches:Weird? right....well at anygiven time I'll come across various cuts, scratches and bruises on my body. I was starting to think my cat was attaching in my sleep or when I wasn't paying attention . but that's not the case.
most recently I had one long scratch across my face. no reason at all. ???
more questions to come.....for sure.
Diagnosis :Lupus (SLE)- Feb.2005.
Meds: Prednisone - 20mg-5mg (taper down since April)
Furosemide 40 mg
*I've been prescribed other drugs, but I don't like how they make me feel..Sulfalalazine especially!!!
Vitamins: Vitamin C, E and "Hair, skin & nails" vitamins.
Usual mood: exhausted w/ a side of irratation. >:-p
Outlook: keep everything in prespective, take the day as it comes. God won't give you more than you can handle