It's been awhile since I've been here, the last time i was i hadnt started my lupus treatment yet after 20 years of being ill. first I was put on Planqinel which is great and got rid of 70% of edema in my calves. Last week was the prednisone and I'm ill all day..any suggestions on the stomach/vomiting? I'm on a small dose and can see it's helping and know the next 9 months will or can be hard. I new ahead of time this might happen but any advice would be great. If I dont eat I feel worse and can't take the medication so i have to drink gingerale and crackers all day. I take 2 phenergrans (sp) during the day so by dinner time I can usually get a decent small meal in me.
Also what other meds are usually used for lupus? My dr. is good but won't say much at the same time and I want to be prepared like i was with being sick with the prednisone.
Sorry for any spelling errors or typo's, the nerve damage in my hands are severe and I'm typing with 2 braces on with 2 fingers, lol.
Thanks everyone in advance and hope everyone is doing as best as they can:)
42 yr old female, ill for 15+ years. Lupus dx 2005 symptoms started 1986, Raynauds 1995, Chronic Migraines 1985, Perphial Neuro 1994, RLS, FM 1990, Depression, IBS, ect..