Posted 9/11/2007 7:37 PM (GMT -7)
How you feel trumps all cards.
Lupus and other AI diseases present such a variety of symptoms and test results but the bottom line is how you feel. Keep a detailed dairy of your health and present a summary to your doctor. If he/she is not experienced with lupus...get another doctor. It is difficult for an experienced doc to diagnose and treat and almost impossible for an inexperienced one.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
Meds: prednisone (6mg & tapering), 75mg imuran, lisinopril 40mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, norvasc 5 mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller