Welcome to the site. My name is Kathy and I just turned 50 last month. I am sorry that you have this rotten illness with no health insurance. I am on a lot of medications as I also have SLE, Lupus big time. I have had it for years and for years did not take medications for it. I wish that I could be optomistic about Hallistic medicines, but to me I personally think that it can be dangerous big time. I think that you may need to be on Plaquenil and an NSAID at the very least. Lupus can be dangerous big time and you really need to be under the care of a good Rheumatologist. I hope that you keep posting and I would like to get to know you better.
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.