Hope everyone is managing to keep warm and as well as possible for all us autoimmune warriors in the build up to the festive period . X
Its been a while since I last posted but I am rather confused and would like to know if any one has experienced what I am currently working through. I am 53 and I have not had a period for the past 17 months . I had all the usual symptoms hot flushes etc for a couple of years and then it all disappeared and so did my periods. Nothing at all for 17 months until this Tuesday when I started to bleed and have what appears to be a period. Three weeks prior to this I had 120mg Steroid injection as i was having real problems with stiffness and aching joints. My GP was reluctant to give me the injection as I previously had 120mg steroid injection in September given in hospital clinic . But given the go ahead by my consultant ,all be it reluctantly my GP gave me the shot. Having looked on the dreaded internet to see if it was normal to bleed after 17 months the opinion was its not, and needs to be checked out. Long story short I saw doc yesterday and she tells me it falls in the 2 week investigation windowfor possible cancer investigation, so I am booked into Gyny for 28th December. I cant fault the NHS they are there when you really need them !! I asked her if she thought it could be the steroid injection causing this, she said she thought not, but could be possible but either way best to check. So in my wisdom I call my Rhumatology helpline and ask if its possible . I wish I hadn't they were quite flippant & the answer was never heard of that happening before . My question is have any of you fellow lupus warriors ever experienced this after steroid injections?
To add insult to injury after a very difficult time being weaned off of steroids (having been on them for 17 years) I was put on 100mg of Azathiropine beginning of the year instead. But since coming off i seem to need steroid injections more frequently which defeats the object. Drives me nuts as i am desperately trying to hold my part time job down and live ,but the injections and pain killers are all that keep me mobile and functioning. Now all this on top of it!! I am not feeling sorry for myself I am just frustrated and fed up . I am determined to enjoy Christmas with my family who I adore, and try not to worry them but jeeez I wish my body would give me a break I HATE Lupus and all that goes with it!!!!!
Merry Christmas Everyone Love & Hugs
Love Angela xx