Well, the new rheumy said he doesn't want me on high doses of prednisone for long periods of time which is great in my book. Instead he increased my Imuran and asked me to try taking the enbrel every other week because in some patients it can make lupus worse even though it helps their RA symptoms. I agreed to try it and see how I do, he said that the increased Imuran may help protect me from any increase in symptoms this might cause. I have no idea but obviously we have to do something. He even filled out the paperwork so I can drop my classes and gave it back to me in the same visit. Well, I didn't sleep well so I will write more later.
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
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