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  1. If a medication can make your antibody disapear...

    If a medication can make your antibody disapear and make your ANA go negative, it puts you in remission, right? Yes I know the medication that may do that. Can't sware by it but I know when I took...
  2. That's one amazing story. I wish that I could say...

    That's one amazing story. I wish that I could say it helps but I can't give up trying to find something that works, and if it adds more stress into my life, it will have to, because I feel like if I...
  3. I was diagnosed with Lupus 11 years ago but the...

    I was diagnosed with Lupus 11 years ago but the diagnosis was taken away from me for my other doctor believed it to be fibromyalgia, though the rheumatologist he sent me to said no way. He really...
  4. I'm not planning to stop taking any of my...

    I'm not planning to stop taking any of my medications unless my doctor okay'd it. We've already discussed the lexapro and he is fine with me taking it as needed. It is weird that I am not living in a...
  5. I started taking antimalarials april of last...

    I started taking antimalarials april of last year, doxy for 1 1/2 mths, then later on, plaquenil for 5 mths, stopped it for about 2 1/2 mths, and restarted in May. I've been on the combination of...
  6. I don't mind taking an antidepressant, long term...

    I don't mind taking an antidepressant, long term use messes me up, that is why I only use it as needed. And no, I haven't thought about doing a blog, I don't think I could go back and read it if I...
  7. Thanks for understanding. Maybe if I start taking...

    Thanks for understanding. Maybe if I start taking my antidepressant daily for awhile, my stress level from being sick, will go down some. I hate dwelling on that so much but it's just constant...
  8. Sorry, I'm just frustrated. Didn't mean that. lol.

    Sorry, I'm just frustrated. Didn't mean that. lol.
  9. I'm about ready to take my Plaquenil & Imuran and...

    I'm about ready to take my Plaquenil & Imuran and toss them both in the trash. With the way I am feeling right now, there is no point in even trying.
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    I recently had a stress test too and it was...

    I recently had a stress test too and it was normal. My blood pressure was way lower than normal and I passed it with flying colors. They also took pictures of my heart and it all turned out okay. I...
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    Well no one should ever criticize another person...

    Well no one should ever criticize another person for any reason. I hope you didn't take me that way and I really hope I didn't sound that way. I only said something due to genuine concern about your...
  12. I am in such a bad mood. Kind of want to bury a...

    I am in such a bad mood. Kind of want to bury a hole in the ground for myself or beat my head in the wall until I pass out, kind of frustation. It's pissing me off I keep getting infected with...
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    I don't drink coffee or tea, just diet sprite...

    I don't drink coffee or tea, just diet sprite usually. I also chain smoke, like one doesn't make me happy, I have to have several in a row. It's not that I am having a nicotine fit and must have...
  14. Well it might walk and talk like HSV-1 but my IgG...

    Well it might walk and talk like HSV-1 but my IgG test was negative again.
  15. All I know I can do is keep check on my blood...

    All I know I can do is keep check on my blood counts & ESR every so often now and if something goes wrong again, like pleurisy, make my doctor do an x-ray, or do anything that might link me to this...
  16. No I can't do it. You look at me and you can't...

    No I can't do it. You look at me and you can't see anything wrong. They look at my blood work, my inflammatory markers are normal, I don't have red blood cell disease, or low platelet counts. No...
  17. Meaning what? I have to find a rheumatologist who...

    Meaning what? I have to find a rheumatologist who I have to try to convince I am sick? I don't think I can go through that again.
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    I took mobic until I got an ulcer in my stomach,...

    I took mobic until I got an ulcer in my stomach, and my doctor took me back off of it. Combined with an antimalarial, I did really well on both, and they thought Ibuprofen caused the ulcer, not the...
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    I don't feel like being stubborn right now. lol.....

    I don't feel like being stubborn right now. lol.. But great advice !!

    How do you all control how much you smoke? Is it hard for you, something you've had to work at, or is that all you want to...
  20. Life doesn't suck, it can be a wonderful thing....

    Life doesn't suck, it can be a wonderful thing. It's the stinking disease that sucks. Sometimes no matter what you do, you can't get any better. Starting to feel a bit that way myself today. I try...
  21. I'm sorry it's like that for you.

    I'm sorry it's like that for you.
  22. Well it's hard to accept that something is just...

    Well it's hard to accept that something is just the way it is, when you have pain and fatigue that take over your life.

    So doctors don't have a clue behind why autoimmunity causes fatigue. Do...
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    15 isn't bad. I would love that much self...

    15 isn't bad. I would love that much self control. I went from 60 to 40 a day but if I could get down to just a pack a day, I wouldn't care so much that I smoke. I however seem to lose all control...
  24. I know I didn't have these problems when I came...

    I know I didn't have these problems when I came down sick with the fatigue, only thing I had was a previous case of the flu. I did get infections when I was younger, that would have been it. Wasn't...
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    Sorry. I am definetly not trying to imply that...

    Sorry. I am definetly not trying to imply that anyone with Lupus should sun. Nor did I say such. I just don't know if I have any sun sensitivity, I have never exposed myself much to find out, since...
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