Marianne! I need to facebook with you more....
Okay, the nail thing isn't unusual I think. I have to trim my toenails about once a month, but my sister and mom trim them maybe 2 times a YEAR! What is so interesting about your question is that my mom, sister and I were talking about our toenails YESTERDAY! Weird eh! I think it really depends on our metabolisms and hormones more than anything. I take Amitriptyline too and have never heard of that stuff being involved with nail issues. I think I'd be really concerned if there was fungus or infection happening. But hey, you don't have to do a pedicure as often! YAY! Hehe.... Sure check with your rheumy. Let us know what they say!
Oh, the feet pain thing. Were you checked for Gout? Was there any pain in your big toe in particular? I had gout earlier this year and holy moly, the pain in my feet was BAD. I had a simple blood test done for gout and it was positive. I had to up my prednisone for about 10 days and the pain and gout went away. It's common in lupus. Just a thought. Gout is a build up of uric acid that settles in the the joints. It can hit anywhere in the body, but like to settle in the feet mostly. A gravity thing.
Keep us posted okay!
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33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus