Posted 4/25/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks Marji, carol, sandspoker, hippi, Victoria, and goldenwings. I finally crawled myself out of bed. I didn't go to work today (I did try though). I'm feeling much better but my lower back is still a bit achy. I don't know where any of that came from. I did get an MRI of my lumbar spine last year when I had pain but it came back okay. I also had a xray of my cervical spine last year and there was significant degeneration and I was dx'd with cervical spondylosis (neck arthritis) but this time the majority of the pain was much lower. I know my first post sounds really pathetic and I'm sorry... I just couldn't over the pain. I did a search for back pain and lupus and it doesn't seem that its related so maybe it's something else. I'm so sorry that you guys get this too... it is a horrible thing.

Thank you everyone again for your posts... it means a lot.
"Des"
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Posted 4/25/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Des, I don't know if it is directly related to lupus but I wouldn't completely dismiss it either. I know steroids are used alot with lupus and boy they can sure do a number on your bones/back. Don't be sorry for your post. Heck it hurts if we don't understand who will? It may be time to get some more tests done. alot of things can change in a year. I'm glad you are feeling a bit better tonight though.
 
hugs
carol
God Bless
Carol
 
 Newly DX's Lupus.Possible CREST,COPD, high PB xanax,triam , Opana ER for pain, Evista for osteo,. oxygen Plaquanil400mil, . effexor. spiriva, xopenex.
 
Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!
 
 

Posted 4/26/2007 1:46 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Des, I suffer from really bad back pain also. I tried everything for it and most meds don't touch it at all. I thought it was all part of the lupus at first. But I have since learned that it is from my bowel problems. Do you have any problems with your bowel at all? Just a thought. Hope you get some relief soon, back pain is not nice at all. Take care x x
Chillblain Pattern LE, tachycardia, unknown bowel problems, migraines.
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Posted 4/27/2007 5:08 AM (GMT -7)
i am sorry to hear you are having back pain..   i started having horrible back pain in february that is just now starting to get better. vicodin and the heating pag, along with begging for gentle backrubs, is all i could do to manage it.  for me, the other thing that made the biggest prevention of pain/stiffness is to move around - just the normal up and down from daily life was something i couldn't do, but after a while i learned that after moving around a little more each day, that it helped a lot after a while.  sorry i don't have more advice for you.  i hope you get some relief soon!
jessica, 25
lupus (or something like it)
ulcerative colitis,bone loss, arthralgia,ranaud's, random rashes/hives, tmj, livedo reticularis, blood clots in fingers, blistering on top of hands, photosensitivity, pink face, migraines, fatigue, eye pain...i'm sure i'm forgetting something (anxiety, major brain fog) 
 

Posted 4/27/2007 5:36 AM (GMT -7)
I am sorry that your back is hurting so badly. I am lucky that my back doesn't hurt. I hurt everywhere else so I am very lucky. I hope that you can get some relief from the pain.  The only thing I can to think to suggest is heat. I know it helps me when I am hurting really badly.
 
Good luck, hopefully it eases up for you soon.
 
Connie smurf
 
 
 
 
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.
Taking Methotrexate, Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Prednisone, Pantoloc, Singulair, Tramadol, OxyCodeine and extra Strength tylenol when needed.

Posted 4/27/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks lion, carol, jessica, and connie. Yes, I am doing a little better. The pain is still there but thank goodness its not screaming anymore. I stayed home on Wed and Thur and I am back to work today so I am hoping that it gets better little by little like it has been. I did use my heating pad and it helped lots.
"Des"
Co-Moderator ~ IBS Forum
Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
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Posted 4/27/2007 5:48 AM (GMT -7)
Im glad you are getting some relief from your back pain. We were lucky enough to be able to buy a hot tub after my car accident and it has been a life saver. Because of my accident I am not able to straighten my left leg out and it hurts all the time. So we bought a hot tub and when I hurt I sit and soak in it and feel so much better when I get out. Heat is a life saver for me.

Hope you have a good weekend, with low pain.

Connie
 
 
 
 
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.
Taking Methotrexate, Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Prednisone, Pantoloc, Singulair, Tramadol, OxyCodeine and extra Strength tylenol when needed.

Posted 4/27/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Des,
  I'm sorry you have been having alot of terrible back pain...((Hugs)). Back pain is miserable!  It's good to hear it is a bit better with the heating pad. That usually helps me too or a good long soak in a hot tub of water. I do have to take muscle relaxers at times though.
  I hope this gets alot better for you soon. Take it easy at work and rest all you can. Please keep us updated. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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mirapex,advair,foxamax,donnatal,folic acid.
 
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