Update on Low Cortisol Levels
So I got blood work done dec 12th after being put back on 7.5mgs of prednisone for 2 weeks and my complement level was still notably low. I also had bacteria and protein in my urine. My dr had me go today and get a repeat of the labs as well as a few other tests. She is thinking either infection or kidney inflammation. I have never had the kidney issues before if it wasn't a kidney infection and I have no symptoms of anything. Anybody have any suggestions/can you relate? I know one thing that hasn't quit is my hair falling out. Ever since it's gotten worse it just refuses to stop. I do not lose clumps but it's over all thinner and my hair was thin to begin with. I take a daily vitamin as well as use 2 hair products to help with split ends and hair repair. The other thing I've noticed is I am very thin. I always have been but since the prednisone I've actually lost more weight. I only weighed 98lbs at my last appt and I appear thinner to myself now. You can see the tops of my ribs right underneath the breast area...it's very discomforting to see... :/....I've tried everything to gain weight. Increased sodium, fat and processed foods like they told me too and even added a boost everyday to my diet that has extra calories in it...nothing works...
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 4 pills 1x/week
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
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