sunlight and medicine question

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Katherine B
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   Posted 11/16/2011 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! Went to my first rheumatologist visit yesterday, I feel like it went really well. I liked him, which is good since he's the only one in town! He said he wasn't sure what I had going on, but at least believed that something was. He put me on meloxicam for pain and we're trying a short (7 day) trial of methylpredisolone tablets. I am on the second day and my chest actually doesn't hurt or burn, my hands feel somewhat better too. I am kind of surprised, actually, does this stuff really start to work this fast? It tapers down every day and I was wondering what it actually is supposed to do, exactly? I did look it up but wasn't quite clear how it worked for lupus type issues. But I feel pretty good today so that's great anyway. Also, I had a picture of a day after I was out in the sun. I have a pretty clear butterfly rash and felt awful that day. It was around Halloween and we're in the middle of Alaska so he seemed really surprised that I was affected. We have a lot of snow and not a very powerful sun this time of year. Does it take a lot of sun for a reaction? I was only outside for about 20-25 minutes. Thanks so much for any info.

Post Edited (Katherine B) : 11/17/2011 3:32:35 PM (GMT-7)


Katherine B
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   Posted 11/16/2011 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry, I forgot to put the topic in!

couchtater
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   Posted 11/17/2011 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Just click on the edit button and add your title.

If the UV rays are over 3 on the index scale I will react to it any amount of time I'm out unprotected.
The rays can reflect off the snow, too.
Joy

Katherine B
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   Posted 11/17/2011 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Joy, I didn't know how to add the title once I clicked post.
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