Posted 9/17/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -6)
If your symptoms are something that a "person without an autoimmune disease" wouldn't get - then it's your lupus.
What a wonderful idea. And it is so true.
I too cannot be under flourescent lights, and wal-mart is one of the worst places to go. I do not get the rash but I start to hurt all over if I am in the store too long, like I have the flu, and will have those flu symptoms for two or three days after I leave the store. So I get my basic things for a month from walmart, because they are so cheap, and pick up incidentals from other stores. Food Lion lights do not seem to bother me as much. My daughter thinks that it is because Wal-mart has so many of the flourescent lights.
Never even considered the flourescent lights at the hospital. Stupid me. No wonder my energy is drained after being in the hospital. I assumed it was the stress of being in the hospital. Stress seems to be a big factor with me in relation to Lupus.
I too look forward to posts about triggers. everyday on this forum is a learning experience.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
aspirin daily, multivitamin daily, Arthrotec 50mg twice daily, Meclazine 25 mg, as needed 4x daily, Hydoxychloroquine (plaquinil) 200mg twice a day, Metoclopomide 10 mg, 4x daily, Doxepin 50 mg one cap 4x day, Metoprolol 100 mg daily, Levothyroxine (synthroid) 50 daily, Amlodipine 5mg daily, Crestor 10 mg one tab daily, Lisinopril 40 mg, one tab daily, Omeprazole (prilosec) 40 mg daily, Plavix 75mg daily, promethazine 25mg x4 daily, Restasis one drop in each eye every 12 hours