Good Morning, Amy and all,
Boy, do I love being home on spring break! I am glad to know your B/P is good, but it is important to keep checking it. A stroke is easier to prevent than treat. One of the hardest things about lupus, I think, is dealing with the cognitive impairment, aka "brain fog", I actually participated in a research study about it and went to the MRI scanner and EEG lab several times. There was a whole thread devoted to brain fog here awhile back. Besides falling alot, the cold flushes, (as I explained it to my immunologist, a sense of being on fire and bone chilled cold at the same time), numbness and tingling and crawling out of my skin, with literal panic attacks, were driving me crazy, and the symptoms that forced me to an immunologist and neurologist. I started Neurotin and plaquenil before prednisone, but they all help me immensely. When I first found this site, I was struck by the similarity in the meds many of us have to take. And in the symptoms so many of us have to live with. These 'chats' are a high point in my week,
hugs to everyone,
p.s. forget? forget what?
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Piroxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily and Paxil, Ambien every night.