Sle and piercing

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   Posted 5/25/2015 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am knew to forums so I hope I am doing this right. My sle is pretty active and I am on Imuran and a low dose of prednisone bc I can't tolerate high doses. I have tried every med that could work and nothing has made me "normal". I am always active and sick and have bad flares. I really want to get you nose pierced but my doctor said it is too risky right now. At what point Am I "well enough" to get a piercing and have any of you gotten piercings when you were told not to?

Thanks for your help.

P.s. Diagnosed 10 years ago with sle and secondary sjogrens a couple years ago as well as chronic anemia due to chronic illness.

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   Posted 5/25/2015 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had piercings, but I did want to welcome you.

Have you considered a "glue on" type?

My doctor doesn't like me to have any type of broken skin. A cat bite cause cellulitis in my hand last year.
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   Posted 5/26/2015 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
We had a short discussion about this about a month ago - you can find it here.

Personally, I wouldn't do anything that might trigger my immune system it I could avoid it.

Best wishes,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
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