Well, I don't like being so blunt, but if you want to scare her into reality, she needs to know that if she doesn't take these medications, she will be in line for a kidney transplant, or worse, she'll be dead. Lupus is not to be taken lightly, especially when such important organs are involved. It sounds like she's in the "anger or denial" stage of grieving. We all go through the stages, but when someone decides to just stop their life saving medications, they've taken the grieving to a new level. Do you think she's serious, or just looking for attention? You're a very good friend Amy. She's blessed to have you in her life. You really care about her, more than she cares about herself it seems. She needs to know that serious consequences will occur if she stops her meds.
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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