I'm currently 15 days late but the pregnancy tests are negative including a blood test, they told me to take another test next month but the hormones have made me embarrassingly fat. How long does a hormone crash last? Thank you!
I'm newly diagnosed in November, and my dsDNA levels keep climbing every time they test them, currently at 23, was at 16 on first test. Is this really high? What are other's levels? I read somewhere that increase of dsDNA of more than 25% can be indication of a flare, even before c3/c4 show, and greater risk of kidney issues, but i have no sense of how high my levels are compared to others with Lupus. Thanks.
I've been treated for lupus/uctd for the last 7 months. I'm on Plaquenil and gabapentin for neuropathy. I started with a 1:640 homogenous ANA. I tested negative for DsDNA and all specific antibodies related to Sjogrens, Lupus, etc. So its been a wait and see kind of situation. I don't have classic symptoms of lupus but certainly something autoimmune (or so we thought..), so my rheumy started me on Plaquenil and go from there. I had some blood work done yesterday for the VA and suddenly I am… read more
What do you guys do for exercise if any? When I was in high school I ran cross country and I stopped because I hurt my ankle really bad. I am not sure if my body will allow me to do that again. So I was wondering what exercises are best?
For those of you who have been diagnosed and are being treated for depression and anxiety, what medication has your doctors prescribed? I was on wellbutrin last uear before my diagnosis but it seemed to do nothing for me. I have an appointment tomorrow to try to figure something else out.
Does anyone else have scalp issues? My scslp has always burned in random patches after I wash my hair but this time the burning hasn't gone away and sores (some rash looking) form in the spots that burn.
Is there any doctors researchers rheumatologists out there that have lupus and know what we lupusites really go through!!!???
Do any of you drink alcohol? Wine, anything? How does it affect you? I cant have one glass of wine without swelling up!!!
The air conditioning at work hurts my hands, but my joint pain has been flaring with the recent rain. My co-worker commented on the color of my fingertips. Those of you that experience reynauds is this perhaps what is happening? The pictures I have seen are more definitive so I am not sure if its its anything to be concerned about.