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   Posted 2/19/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey y'all!  It's been forever since i've been in here.  I really hope you all are doing as good as possible.  I have been hospitlized for the past month with MRSA that was in an abcess next to my dialysis fistula, had two suregeries and then obtained peritonitis!  Of course,  all of this threw me into a major lupus flare.  Now i'm back on the dreaded prednisone!  But I started it yesterday and already i'm feeling better.  I would love to know how you all are doing!  Love and prayers, Judy

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   Posted 2/19/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are doing better.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar

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   Posted 2/19/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww judy, your in my thoughts and prayers

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DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
Medications: CellCept, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D

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   Posted 2/20/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
AKKKKKKK!!! Sounds dreadful! I hope you are on your way to full recovery.


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   Posted 2/20/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad to see you're back! Isn't Prednisone the best drug in the world?!  I know it has it's downsides, but still. To start feeling relief after just a day or two really does tell the story about how amazing it is!
I'm not familiar with MRSA. What is it?  I'm just so happy to hear you're doing better. 
My lupus is still nice and quiet. My liver enzymes are normal and so is everything else! I've been able to taper to 7mg of Prednisone, from 10mg, so I'm losing weight and my moon face is slimming down. But my Fibro is another story altogether. I'm in rough shape with it. Still plugging through it, but it's really hard some days.
Have a quiet, restful weekend Judy!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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   Posted 2/20/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
(((( Judy )))) bless your heart! Glad you are back, we missed you! I pray the pred works quickly and you start feeling better!

I am coming out of a lupus flare, worst one! I've had a headache 3-4 days a week since the middle of January, they are finally starting to subside with the help of a little pred and taking all of last week off from work.

Feel better soon! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

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   Posted 2/21/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Judy, you just casually say I ya folks. Been in the hospital for a month, MRSA, abscess's, flares! Hey man like no big deal. Geez! I really wish you would let someone know. You have been in hospital a few times lately. Don't you have a cell phone? I know when I'm in hospital I need my bud's checking on me once in awhile. I havn't been around much but I do know how to dial a phone and I do know how to pick on up. The longest I was in the hospital was 11 days then out for 3 than back in for 4. I ready to slit my wrist! LOL.
love ya gal
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Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
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