Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an inherited condition usually occurring in males. It's more common in those of African and Mediterranean descent. Triggers include infections, stress, fava beans, aspirin, and other drugs.
When symptoms are triggered, they include fever, dark urine, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, and pale skin.
Most people recover in… read more
Has anyone been prescribed Acthar Gel Injections for Lupus Nephritis?? I'm having horrible side effects on Prednisone and my Nephrologist suggested Acthar as a non-steroid alternative. I'm having trouble getting my insurance company to approve it, but still hopeful that I can obtain it and get some relief. I know it's a very expensive drug, but has anyone had any good/bad experiences with it??
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Hi, has anyone taken Nabumetone? I have had a really mixed experience with it. It made my pain levels drop dramatically, but it turned me into jello. All I wanted to do was sleep, severe fatigue and docs thought I was either flaring or depressed - I stopped the drug and was pretty much back to normal - hurting but clear-minded - in 48 hours. I have slept for nearly a month, I could hardly lift my head with the stuff and nobody even thought to mention that might be causing a problem for… read more
My doctor ordered the advise testing kit and it came back showing positive on the Hep-2 cell florescence at 1:160 titer Homogeneous pattern which has been pretty consistent for the past 4 years but the Elisa ANA IgG test came back at 15 which would be negative..
I have SLE, fibromyalgia and CFS. My current rheumy is retiring soon and I am desperate to find a rheumy who is invested in his patients and one whom I can confide in. In the past, I haven't had much luck, with the exception of current rheumy.
If anyone can recommend a rheumatologist in the Worcester Central Mass area, I would greatly appreciate it.