Hey Stacie! I am sorry you are having another flare. Do you have an electric blanket that you can curl up in and watch some of your favorite movies or tv shows or get a nice book and read? Maybe take the rest of the weekend to relax and try to get yourslef feelin better. The electric blanket is one of the best things that seems to help my joints. Also, if you can get a bath, put some epson salt in your water, i don't know how it works but it really does make me feel better if i soak in the bath for 20-30 min. For my dry eyes, I use GenTeal Eye Lupbricant and it works great. I haven't been diagnosed with Sjorgrens. The past few weeks I have had really dry eyes, extremly dry mouth so dry i can't seem to get enough salvia to swollow. I don't want to mention it to the doctor just yet becuase I have a feeling they will say its a side effect of the pred, so I am gonna wait till we get my pred down to 10-20 mg and see if it keeps up. Hopefully it is the prednisone.
It is also rainy, chilly, and damp where I live. I was wandering why I had a horrible headache and sore musles and joints. Thank you lynnwood, I didnt even think about
the weather bothering me that past few days. I think it has been like this since Wednesday! I am starting to forget what the sun looks like. haha. I believe tomorrow everything is supposed to clear up and then on Monday it will be in the 70's. Woohoo, maybe everything will start feeling better. I hope I am not going into a flare, i was just told that my lupus is in remission and this is the first time since I was diagnosed in Nov of 07! They said it had something to do with all the pred I have been on and the iv's of pred.
21 years old...Systemic Lupus 11/07, lupus nephritis 01/09, raynoids 03/08, Carpal Tunnel 03/08
Ultram, Prednisone, Cell-Cept, Lisinopril, Imuran, Ambien, Flexeril, Darvocet, Ferrious Sulfade, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Chantex, Aspirin 81 mg, Vitamin C