Last Monday I had a knee operation fans for some unknown reason my bed did not have a curtain round it as I was right by the window and the sun was shining on me causing yet more discomfort I got a nurse to close the curtains but 3 elderly patients complained and the curtains was re opened I explained I had lupus and they kept saying I was contagious even refusing to use the bathroom after me then when they thought I was asleep I heard them say I was a witch, cult member and vampire… read more
My IgG antibodies are low which is common in Lupus. My rheumatologist has suggested I see an immuniologist to receive IgG injections. Apparently it will help with fatigue and the general unwell feeling of Lupus. I am wondering if the risks are worth it?
OK so I'm dont think this has anything to do with lupus but for a week now my upper stomach has been hurting to the touch. There has been vomiting and diarrhea. The past two days the pain is constant and getting worse. Like bad pain. Its not my appendix because I've had that taken out so I'm not sure what's going on. I just do not want to go to the ER just to have nothing be wrong... Its pretty intense
I'm new to lupus. I had a very bad spell of all over pain about a month ago and my doc said to go to the ER next time. I was in the medical field and I feel bad going to the ER for something like this. I'm h aving another one of those bad spells though today. What are your criteria for going to the ER? When do you know when it's time to go?
I am so confused as to what my body is doing. For the last three days I have experienced major joint/nerve pain on my right side only. I have blown discs in my lumbar spine however this is a different feeling. I have read about "pain" yet am mystified by the meaning of "pain" and where does one feel it?? I take 4 Norco a day or at least that is what I am suppose to take. I end up taking 6 a day when i can't tolerate and still the nerve/joint pain doesn't go away. I have been to pain specialist for my… read more
I'm trying to loose weight to decrease my risk of miscarriages and I've had family and friends have great success with beach body, but none of them have lupus. Just wondering if anyone has tried it and if they lost weight or had symptoms flare up.
My gi specialist has tooken me off carafate and wants me to try omeprazole 2x a day I already been on it 1x a day in the morning .they wanna see if it helps with the ulcers but honestly the carafate helps and give comfort the most when I eat and relieves any acid reflux symptoms.anybody on omeprazole 2x a day .does it help ?
Does anyone else get really bad anxiety when they have to call into work? I have FMLA so my I can't get fired for missing work... And I never abuse it, I only call out when I know I just can't do it that day. But even still when I know I've gotta call out it gets my nerves all frazzled. Anyone else get like this?