Hi Stacie. I'm sorry you've been hit with more problems. I have these problems too. My walking is so unsteady that I have frequent falls. That's why I must use a cane or rolling walker. Just a few months ago I had a neuro workup- MRIs, EEG, neuro-psych exam and anti-phospholipid ab tests while I was flaring. Nothing pathological showed up so the neurologist said it must be the lupus.
I also get infected, ingrown fingernails and my thumbs split. Rheumy said it's my Sjogrens. I was given rx antibiotic cream for when I get them. I do some bathroom surgery and push the skin back from the nail then use the rx and keep covered with bandaids. I think you're the first lupie I know of that has this besides me. Yep the strange is ordinary and nothin is normal.
As for my vision, it's been good lately, but there was a time I couldn't drive. I hope your rheumy can give you some good advice! Love ya, Donna
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisionpril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, wellbutrin, ambien, cholestryramine, lomotil PRN: xanax, neurontin, tylenol arthritis, flexeril, nasonex, phenegren, vitamins, Acupuncture. "Welcome to lupus, where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal." Donna