I have had it on and off for about 8 or 9 months now... It's just recently been more constant and more painful. I will try the heating pad. Vicodin is helping now, but I have to take more than I like to in order to get relief. My primary would like me to take more Vicodin and deal with less pain, but I am only 21 years old and I don't want to become dependent on opiates.... ugh. I do sometimes use <snip>
Thanks for the replies! I guess this is pretty common with lupus? I don't have a diagnosis, but each new symptom I get is associated with lupus. Last time I saw my rheumy he said if I developed the skin rash or a positive ANA, he would diagnose. I got pleurisy instead :/.
I would like to have a diagnosis and an answer to "what is wrong with me?" but then again, I don't want any more new symptoms!
I edited this because people will tend to discuss this more than you meant it to be discussed. It also vilates Rule #2 on the forum rules
Post Edited By Moderator (aimsgirl16) : 1/6/2011 4:11:03 PM (GMT-7)