Carol, I think only us lupies could understand how you could hurt your shoulder and neck by doing the dishes. As you probably know from some of my past posts, I have also had problems with terrible headaches since having lupus. I never got them much before this and when I did, they were always manageable. Now when I get them, they are pretty debilitating. For me, the main thing that helps them is the right dose of prednisone and also taking some pain meds before it gets out of hand.
I would definitely talk to your doctor about
the headaches and if there is anything that could help decrease them, especially since you are waking up with them.
I'm sorry to hear about
your bladder. I think most healthy people would never believe all the stuff that can go wrong with a body. Sometimes I hate talking to other people about
my health because I think they will think I am exaggerating, but at least I know when I come here that we all know how easy it is for so many things to go wrong with our bodies.
Hang in there. I wish you didn't have to wait until next Thursday for your appointment.
Love and hugs
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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