Posted 9/2/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -7)
How are you? I hope you are feeling better. I know growing up with lupus and arthritis really stinks sometimes. When I was diagnosed I was told it was rheumatoidal, the lupus diagnosis did not come until my 20's. I am now 32. I remember being tired alot, lack of sleep or too much sleep, and oh the joint pain but all I had then was tylenol. I am highly sensitive and allergic to medication and I too break out from the tramadol. I am always itchy and wake up with hives when I take it. Besides the Benadryl, which will also help you sleep, 2 things my allergist have me take and it does help me alot are claritin and pepcid ac maximum strength twice a day. I know the claritin says once but twice a day for hives is common and it is very mild. the claritin blocks the histamine1 receptors which are the skin, and the pepcid blocks the histamine2 receptors which is through the stomach that produces the itchies.
I hope you find relief soon. There is nothing worst than being tired and in pain and then itching all over. With school starting and trying to be a teen, this does not help you any I know. I hope things are well, and lots of hugs to you.
sle 99 w/cns/autonomic involvement 11/05, photosensitive 04/04, sjogren's syndrome 99, ra 01, fibro 8/05, sinus tachycardia 6/04, asthma 96, allergies to artificial dyes, sulfa, penicillin, cephalosporin 06/04, idiopathic neuropathy/neuro pain 11/05. Epilepsy 3/06, prob mini-stroke 5/06, Porphyria 5/06, Vitamin D deficiency 4/07. Meds are baclofen 40 mg, prenatal tabs, potassium, calcitriol 50 mcg, qvar, xopenex, singulair, plaquenil 400 mg, tramadol 400 mg, darvecet 100 mg, percocet, sjogren's stuff