firstly i would like to say i am so greatful for this site.. its the only place where people understand
i have been diagnosed with sle lupas and inflammotary artheritis since last month (however had all symptoms of pain, swelling hair loss and weiggt loss etc) for a very long time)
i feel alot better compared to last month when i couldnt walk and had random bruising all over my hands.. i had to miss my uni deadlines etc.
Now i havr random pains and stiffness.. everyone thinks i look okay becaue i havr started to add the weight i lost ovrr the last few months.. however only the person who has suffered the pain knows the feeling of not being able to raise your arm or bend your knee or look down due to the severe head pain.. iv stopped complaining of paim because my mum gets worried and some people think i complain of pain alot for my age which is 21
I'm taking predinsolone and methotrexate.. i needed help please.
when i was diagnosed, the nurse said to have lansoprozole (sp) with the steroids to reduce side affects. however after three visits to my consultant he hasnt mentioned it or prescibed it.
i always forget to ask.. I dont have any lansoprozole left.. shall i only take prednisolone or not takr any at all. i am scared of side effects from steroids.. does anyone else havr to take anything like this or similar.
Your help will be much appreciated
Thank you for taking time to read this and i really to love reading all the posts.. it makes me feel better thinkinh i am not alone or weird for having random pains etc and sorry for spelling mistakes..