Posted 8/20/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks for the welcome everyone. I took Audrey's advice and went to see a movie. I'm also going to go shopping tomorrow because it turns out I'm having a real wardrobe problem now. My stomach has swollen a lot and I look like I'm pregnant. I'm hoping that it will ease a bit soon. I'll be seeing the doctors again in two days and I can't wait to bombard them with questions.
Posted 8/20/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Melissa,

I don't know much about Lupus Nephritis, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum. There are some members here who are very educated in this area. Try starting a new thread and use the words "Kidney and Nephritis" in the topic tile. That way, the members who are knowledgeable can jump in and help.

I hope you make some good friends here.

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Posted 8/20/2007 9:06 PM (GMT -6)
Melissa, good for you! I am so happy you were able to take in a movie! I hope it took your mind off things for awhile. My next suggestion is to go to any funny movie you can find. Laughing is very good for us as it helps our brains produce serotonin and this helps us elevate our moods. Renting funny movies is an option, too, if you promise to make it a fun trip to the rental place with a friend! Also, you might want to jot down all your questions for the docs - it is amazing how much we forget when we get into the office!

Audrey Ann
Diagnosis: Lupus and RA
Medications: Plaquenil (400 mg), RelafenMethotrexate Injections, Folic Acid, Aldactizide for High Blood Pressure, Lipitor for High Cholesterol, Actonel for Osteopenia, and Allegra & Patonel Eye Drops for Allergies.


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