I am wondering if the doctor has put you on Plaquenil for the Lupus as this is one of the main drugs that they treat us with Systemic Lupus. What other medications are you on? The Plaquenil would help with the pain and keep the Lupus from damaging your organs. Are you taking any anti-inflamatory medications for the inflammation the goes along with Lupus? I hope that you keep posting here. There are a lot of great folks that come in here and they have a lot of knowledge. Oh I am also wondering if you have been tested for Ankylosing Spongilitis due to the problems that you are having with your spine. This is an Auto-immune disorder as well. Have they tested you for Peripheral Neuropathy? Post and let us know 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.