My name is Ashley. I was diagnosed with Lupus January 12, 2009. At the time, I was 16 years old. Now, i'm a 21 year old senior in college. When I was first admitted into the hospital for lupus complications, they immediately started me on 40 mg prednisone. I'm not going to lie, it was terrible. It made me such an angry person and I ate everything and anything in site. Looking back, I wish that I would have eaten a lot of healthier things, but instead, I went right for the junk food. You mentioned you're in college. Do you live on campus?? If so, does your dining hall have a salad bar or an area for fruits and veggies? Try your best to snack on things that are good for you. Don't be like me and eat an entire family sized bag of chips in one sitting. I also try not to drink pop as often because Lupus has given me dry mouth which makes it more likely for me to have teeth problems and such. It's a pain.
What are your lupus symptoms?? feel free to private message me so we can talk!