Hi - wonder if you can help.
I have lupus and osteoarthritis and depression (due to symptoms) along with fibromyalgia.
Lupus flares come along on a regular basis as I do not think I am receiving the correct medication.
I have had a battle to get methetrexate as my doctor refused to prescribe it in injection form! (I have had to have it arranged by a private consultant and then back to an NHS hospital) I only take 5mg of Pred a day and feel awful.
I was wondering if anyones flare consists of the following
long term headache
really yucky nausea
pain all over especially in joints that are knackered.
It almost feels like the biggest hangover ever - dry mouth and bleugh!
What medications do people take and what do you think I should be taking? Surely more than just 5mg of pred??
I am having both my hips replaced soon which is scary but its the nausea and bleugh that I am having difficulty coping with.