Anyone notice thess symptoms durning a flare. Have been feeling okay then noticed my joints aching and swelling and have a few painful blisters in my mouth and now zit like ones on my eyelids.
So how much stress does it take?
I feel like I have been hit by a truck today: fever, body aches and exhaustion.
I have spent the last 48 hours dealing with Tropical Storm Imelda and trying to divert water from entering our home. Super fun.
While I know that is a stressful situation and all.....I did not expect to wake up today feeling like I do today.
So I’m just wondering? Normal? Or no? Flare worthy stress?
Never had stress trigger it before.
Well I'm pretty frustrated and want some answers. I'm a 22 yr old female, diagnosed with SLE about 2 years ago now although had shown symptoms for years before. I started having joint problems young, around 10-12 years old. Everyone called me "double jointed" although that's not even an actual thing. So I could do cool things like twist my arm in a full circle, make my top joint of my fingers lock in place, shake my eyes erraticly etc. So now a good 10 years… read more
I have no pain at this time however I have a rash that will not clear. I have been on Plaquenil for 4 months, prednisone for 3 months and now my doctor wants me to start taking Methotrexate. Has anyone else been on all these meds for a rash?
Good morning all, i’m just wondering what is normal with lupus? I know we’re all different and don’t have the same symptoms but i’m sick almost every single day. I’m missing so much work because of it and i feel like my medication combination isn’t working. I know we all have good and bad days but i have way more bad days than not. What are your experiences with lupus?
Hi everyone, hope everyone is as well as can be. It’s been almost 5 weeks since my first rheumy appointment and I still haven’t received any correspondence or test results from my consultant. I’m just wondering how long it usually takes? He said he would send me and my GP a copy but I’ve heard nothing at all.
My rashes haven't stopped for months. They're extremely itchy and come in a disc shape. I know there is eczema that does this, but what about a lupus flare? It gets thick like a fungus, but it's not one according to pcp. I'm being referred to a dermatologist.
I had redness; eye pain , headache, spasms and couldn’t tolerate light. My ophthalmologist said it was bilateral eye inflammation caused by the autoimmune disease. They are not responding well to prednisone drops and it’s terrible.
I’m looking to find a new rheumatologist in the Raleigh/Durham North Carolina area who is a little more alternative-minded than the one I have currently. Specifically, I am looking for someone who believes that there is a connection between diet and autoimmune disorders, and is open to my desire to decrease my dose of Plaquenil.