View Full Version : i live in jamaica and has lupus

04-13-2008, 05:49 PM
hi there i am a 28 year female and has been diagnosed with lupus since january 2008. i have a 2year old son and since i gave birth to him i have been noticing extreme tiredness and fatigue.i have been to my GP on several occasions and the tiredness comes and goes. Late last year the tiredness became worst and i noticed my left arm started cramping especially in my sleep at nights. my family and friends told me i was sleeping too much on my arm and i know i was not. the pains got worst and all the medications my doctor gave me just did not work they only made me feel worst.then my GP decided that i do some blood tests(ANA and ANTI-DNA) which came back positive.the pain and inflammation was so severe i could not get out of bed to go to work.my shoulders were swollen and the Gp prescribed prednisone(20mg) and Celebrex for 2 weeks and recommended that i saw a Rhematologist.the rhematologist prescribed PREXIGE, PLAQUENIL and scaled me down to 10mg prednisone and also OMEGA 3 FISH OIL which did wonders for me.I am now off the PREXIGE and on 10mg prednisone per week(2 tablets per week) and 3 OMEGA 3 fish oil per day along with plaquenil, PHARMATON as multivitamin and BECOMPLEX +Iron and i must tell you i am feeling excellent thanks be to GOD.fatty foods such as fried chicken and pork i have no interest in them and i am feeling great within my body.

04-13-2008, 05:54 PM
That's great chorlette

yah for you! How's the swelling doing? And welcome to the site.

sick n tired
04-13-2008, 06:04 PM
Hey chorlette,

That is so great to hear...those fatty foods make me very sick to my stomach. I don't want them, either.

Welcome to this forum,


04-13-2008, 06:10 PM
[thanks i have not had any swelling since january and no flares either and i thank god for his help.i try to wear sunsreen and keep out of the sun and take my medications on time and eat right alot of fruits and juices

04-13-2008, 06:12 PM
thank you and i really try to stay far from those fatty foods and the sun and i try not to get stressed

sick n tired
04-13-2008, 06:29 PM

That is so great...I hope that you stay in remission for a long, long time. What medicine are you on?

Take care,


05-21-2008, 06:40 PM
Hey Chorlette,

Still staying away from those fatty foods..smile..

Since the site came back, you're no where to be found. I hope you didn't get lost in the change...

I am hoping you had your thread tagged for an email reminder and you will find your way back....

Still feeling great I hope...and continuing to be blessed by God...

Hugs..We're thinking of you...wondering where you are..