Post by donnasanz on Sept 12, 2006 12:55:04 GMT -5
I would like to introduce myself. I hope more people will join this site. I'm Donna. I have SLE. I was diagnosed in 2004 and have tried many medications. Plaquenil and arava are working the best for me so far. I'm 39 years old with 3 kids and 1 grand baby. I have another grand child on the way. Gabby is 19 and my oldest, Joshua is 18 and the middle, and Rebecca is 17 and my youngest. Alexia is 3 and my only grand daughter til april. Rebecca is due April 5 2007. We don't know what she is having yet. I'm hoping for another girl. I have alot of other medical problems too. I have Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibro, gerd, anxiety/depression, bipolar, ibs, SLE, migraines, hypoglycemia, and neurological disorders. I learn to cope and live one day at a time. I'm looking forward to seeing more people here.
Hi Donna My name is Maree and i was diagnosed with lupus when i was 17 years old. I have a 11 year old boy. Im also on arava and prednisone and it seems to be doing really well for me. I also have high bp and a leaky heart valve, raynards, rhemetoid arthritis
Hi. Thanks for responding. I also have High BP and take verapimil for it. I can no longer take imitrex now for my migraines and the meds they gave me for it don't work. What is your sond name? What kind of lupus do you have. I was taking prednisone but it just pits to much weight on. I took it for a year and gained 60+ pounds. So I asked my doc if I could stop taking it. Now I'm slowly loseing the weight. They also tried methotrycate and that made my moods swing wildly out of control, so had to stop that. My mood swings are bad enough without meds making them worse LOL. Well hope to hear back from you soon.