Feeling MUCH Better Now!
by, 04-28-2009 at 03:29 PM (1230 Views)
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!
I also now get to decrease my prednisone to 15mg! Happy happy joy joy! She said I should be off steroids completely within 4-5 months from now. Once I get down to 10mg we'll have to decrease at lower rates, but I'm okay with that as long as it keeps going down!
She also said I can get back on birth control once I'm off the steroids and my labs are stable, and she even recommends it. I don't really mind being off birth control necessarily. Although I did tell her I've been experiencing painful sex and she said it could be a combination of being on the steroids and the fact that I just went off birth control and my body is still adjusting. She said it will get better, I just have to be patient.
I'm still going to be getting my 2nd opinion at UCLA tomorrow. Kind of excited for that
In unrelated news... I'm still enjoying my break from school! I have one more week off until summer session starts. Loving the free time... I've been going to the gym a lot, reading for pleasure (rather than textbooks), and catching up on my TV shows. Breaks rock
Aaaaaand I'm going to taco tuesday tonight at El Torito with one of my really good friends. Woohoo