Carol, I totally understand about the insurance stuff, they just denied a claim for me seeing my primary care doctor and I have no clue why. I have to call but my husband moved around all the paperwork on the desk and now I can't find it. I just want them to pay the darned claim because we have such a low income and the cost of living here is really high, half our income goes to rent and then we still have cable, phone, gas, and electric to pay. Worse, I am having more and more trouble with the memory thing again. I think I may have to have a medication change. I hate this. I really really hate this. I would totally not have picked lupus if I were given a choice of diseases. I don't know what I would have picked but it wouldn't be lupus. Some days I just want to cry. I am not depressed just sad that we all have to deal with this. I wish I could get the fluid my body is holding onto off. I can't handle too much lasix though because for some reason my tissues don't give up the fluid my blood does. I remeber when I was pregnant and my legs were so swollen it was miserable I can't imagine if I had gained like you did and then lost it. I really hope you feel better soon and that you get the help you need. I could use some help myself. I really need someone to come in and do a few things for me but my state keeps ignoring my applications for help. How did you get your state to listen to you?
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence