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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys, how is everyone? well i just went and saw my pcp, have had alot goin on, well not as much as some of u. I had a abnormal pap, had another checkup where they did some kind of exam with a camera and dyes? everything came back ok, so i have to have a pap again in 3 months to check progress. I was told i have the hpv virus, seems my body is fighting it off ok, so they just want to monitor and make sure it stays that way. Good news, i went to the nephrologist, and it seems the cellcept is helping, i do not need a kidney biopsy! yay!! they will be monitoring tho.
So pcp today noticed high blood pressure, this is the second time, once at the nephro and now at pcp, also my heartbeat is way to fast. So they did an ekg look ok, but shes scheduling me for a heart ultrasound. For this she put me on Lopressor 25 mg twice a day(well the generic of course) also i have been having chest pains, feels like my lungs, im very short of breath, so im being referred to a pulmonologist. and the great depression, my friend have been telling me for awhile that i seem depressed, heck i know i am, just in denial, so i finally talked to my pcp about that today. my medi-cal unfortunately doesnt cover counseling, so i will have to go to a free clinic for mental health, but she gave me a list. She put me on 20 mg of paxil to see if it helps.
Does anyone have any experience with these meds? i know alot of u r on anti depressants, do u find that it helps?
thanks guys for all ur help!! ur an awesome group of ppl, and everyone is so friendly and loving!!
dx sle dec 2007, meds-calcium 1.25g 2xday-prednisone 20mg-plaquenil200m 2xday-pepcid 40mg-asprin 81mg-cellcept 500mg 2xday-tramadol 50mg as needed- ambien 10mg- lopressor 25mg 2xday- paxil-20mg

Post Edited (jojo711) : 5/6/2009 7:12:19 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/6/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jojo
I'm on zoloft it does help a great deal. I'm on two bp meds. diavan,norvasc. It's good to know the cellcept is working for you some can't tolarate it!! never had problems with my kidney's hope the biopsy goes well for you. Good Luck
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