I just had an appointment with my rheumatologist and I feel SO much better about everything now. I got some things answered, and I feel pretty good about my condition again.
The reason she increased my CellCept to 2,500 was because the blood levels in my urine have remained unchanged even though my protein levels have gone down drastically. She thinks I need the extra dosage to get the blood levels down. I'm okay with that. I was just afraid it was worse!
so its nice outside again!! yay!
shame i gotta sit in this school, hahaha. and we have testing. blahh!
im kinda upset cuz my school is doing a blood drive- and they said that i could donate, since my blood levels are up again, and that central blood bank accepts blood from people with lupus. but because i take methotrexate, i can't. you have to wait 4 weeks after your last dosage to donate, and i take it once a week. soo i can't.
shame too because it
My trip to Yosemite was boat loads of fun!! I got over my sickness just in time for it, and though I still had a minor cough, it didn't effect me too much while on the trip. And Lupus didn't really effect me too much either which I am very grateful for! I was able to do all the hiking. We even went on a 7 mile round trip hike which was strenuous uphill the entire way for 3.5 miles until we reached the top of Nevada Falls and then turned around to come back down. We saw 2 waterfalls on that
Updated 04-26-2009 at 08:29 AM by tasha
Heyy Everyone! havent written in here in a few days so i figured since i have the time that i would!
i've been feeling really good since my prednisone has been lowered to 20 mg.
so thats a sigh of relief! i dont ever want to go back up on it!
i am so happy because the weather is finally getting nice! ...its about time! ITS ALMOST MAY!!
2morrow is going to be 75 degrees! and saturday is supposed to be 85!!! :]
shame i have to work, but at least i'll be outside!
I will start with the Lupus
I was first diagnosed with discoid lupus about 16 years ago.
After a few years I started having other symptoms, arthritis, achy and tired all the time, pleurisy. first I was told I had rheumatoid arthritis. But after many office visits (years) I was diagnosed with SLE, that was 10 years ago. I was put and prednisone and plaquinal. I'm still on plaquinal, was on prednisone for about 4 years. Now I have been having a flare for about a year an a 1/2 and was