So far today I am painfree. I just came off of a low dose Prednisone and the Prednisone cleared up the rash on my feet almost immediately. Now the rash is back. I think that the Prednisone at lower doses helps me a lot, but my doctor does not like to perscribe Prednisone, because of the dangerous side affects. It is hard on the bones and heart is what he tells me. The Imuran slows the rash that I get on my hands and feet, but it does not clear them. I don't know. I can only do the best that I can do with this horrendous illness.
For whatever reason my insurance charges me a big co-pay for the B12 shots if I get them in the office. I don't understand why, but the doctors office receptionist told me that they are not the ones charging the co-pay and that it is my insurance that is doing that. I um think that it will be a lot cheaper for us if I give myself the shots. I have a bad fear of needles big time, but I will have to overcome that somehow. I guess we have to do things in life at times that we don't like. I will overcome this and do ok. I have had to overcome a lot of things in my life and this is just another adjustment is all. I will be ok. Just say a little prayer for me ok.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.