Hi Sharen, Marji, Audrey Ann and Pat. Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Marji, you made me LOL. My daughter, Tory, attends Le Cordon Bleu and is currently top in her class. My grandfather was a chef and Tory is very talented. She completes her classes in December then goes on an externship for 3-4 months. She been accepted at Disney World and a restaurant in Bath, England as possible externships. Of course thinking about her cheers me up. As for me, I go back to the neurologist on Sept 17 for results. My rheumy referred me to the neurologist and they are ruling out myasthenia gravis which is also autoimmune. Pat, I don't have a therapist, but I think you're right that I need one. I see a nurse practitioner at my psychiatrist's office and she's excellent at prescribing meds according to my mood, history, etc., but she's not a therapist. Thanks again ladies.
Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
Better living through chemistry :D Donna