Posted 7/12/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)
So now you're like me & get facial hair from prednisone, hippi? :-)

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone(was 15mg, now 8mg), Cellcept, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
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Posted 7/12/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Katie:

I have taken DHEA per my Rheumys instruction. I took it for about 6 months back in 2003, I honestly can say it didn't make a difference in my condition. I've been flaring for almost 3 years now, I truly think that since I've got several disease going on, that they are all fighting against each other and making me very sick. My doctors are at a point where they just don't know what to do for me.

I'm in pain day in and day out. I never have a moments peace from the pain and fatigue. I'd recommend that you let your doctor offer you plaquenil and see if it makes a difference. Plaquenil is the medication that has the least side effects. Lots of Rheumys patients w/o having a firm DX. Sometimes they aren't sure what you have, whether it's SLE. UCTD, or MCTd, they treat you symptoms.

I hope that you can get some answers and that you start feeling better real soon. Welcome to the forum and if I can be of any help just ask.

Take care,
dx fibro, SLE, glaucoma, cateracts, bells palsy, depression, migraine headaches, gastreopaersis, chronic anemia, RA,MDS (Blood Cancer). Tons of meds.

Posted 7/13/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)
Lynnwood said...
So now you're like me & get facial hair from prednisone, hippi? :-)
Yep, I guess I got stuck with it anyway :-)
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears



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