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Mommyof1
01-18-2011, 09:15 AM
I have had bruising too but im not on prednisone...only ever been put on it once for a few days but that was prob close to 2 yrs ago now. I am currently on Plaquenil, Prilosec, Keppra, Allegra, Flonase, Vit D, Folic Acid, & a Daily Prenatal. I started having bruising weeks ago and it's taking forever to heal. I've also had what will be my 5th infection since the birth of my daughter September 20th 2010. Have had some lupus flaring but not majorly. Now I've been running a 100 degree fever(although my normal temp is low..97s)for the past few days and not had much of an appetite along with a headache all over my head and last night a sharp, stabbing lightning like pain shoot down the left side of the back of my neck...not sure if any of this is related to the bruising, but just trying to figure out if anyone else has had problems because i dont remember hitting anywhere i have bruises except maybe my knee caps..i can lean on the floor and get them just from that. I also have a nice bruise on my hand from having blood drawn weeks ago, however they only did an HCG test for pregnancy because I was getting birth control so I dont know what my blood counts are at present. Back in nov they were normal but my platelets were 20,000 lower than they had been in May. Any suggestions? Thanks. -Brittanee

Nonna
01-18-2011, 11:56 AM
I bruised before pred also; pred only made it worse. How are you on vitamin E? I've been told to take some every day. So I take 200 IUs, I know it's supposed to heal (or maybe its brain fog).

Check it out

Nonna

SandyR
01-18-2011, 02:33 PM
I bruise too easily IMO too. I don't know why and the docs don't seem so concerned but I have noticed since I have upped my potassium intake I bruise less. I don't know if there is a link or a coincidence or something alltogether different that I don't recognize.

TrinaD
01-18-2011, 03:54 PM
Sandy - How much did you up your potassium by? Are you taking a supplement?

Mommyof1
01-18-2011, 05:58 PM
Hey there. Went to the primary dr today. I have a uti so that explains the fever. For some reason when I get infections I dont get the normal symptoms..it's like my lupus masks the infections or something it's strange. Anyhow, were not sure on the bruising since my last labs in november were normal. I'm getting more done soon so well see what shows up. Oh, she put me on Bactrim which I realized is a sulfa antibiotic. Don't think I've taken one of those since I've had lupus but I've heard people can be allergic and/or flare from them? Think I should take them as trial and error or talk to my rheumy first?

And out of my last labs in november my levels were normal besides my vitamin D which was low but I've been on 800 IU's daily since then.

SandyR
01-19-2011, 08:08 AM
Sandy - How much did you up your potassium by? Are you taking a supplement?

When I went to the ER last year they told me to add a 1/2 banana a day to my diet in the morning. That seems to do it. I notice when I don't get my bananas there is also a big difference in how my stomach is feeling and the IBS seems worst.

TrinaD
01-20-2011, 02:41 AM
Sandy - that's amazing! A simple thing like half a banana! I'm glad you found some sort of relieft for your IBS also.

Thanks : ) - I'll try something similar (hate bananas! lol)