Heart valve issues are really common in Lupus. I have mitral valve prolapse. It's pretty much healed now, thanks to prednisone.
I also have horrendous foot pain! It just about sends me through the roof some days. I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot, and Metatarsalgia in the right. NICE. I got custom orthotics made and they seem to help quite a bit. My foot issues are a result of my Fibromyalgia, not my Lupus. Interesting eh!
So understand what you're going through. You just want to say, "Stop! Give me a break already." One issue after another isn't it. I'm sorry you're in a limbo right now with so much on your plate to think about. The puzzle pieces will come together.
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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