My name is Debbie, I am 38 years old and I just found out in Feb that I have Lupus. I am trying to get regulated on my meds but I am having alot of problems. The doc gave me a steroid shot and I had a really bad reaction to it for 3 days. He has tryed me on celebrex, bextra, mobic and now I am on Relafen, Plaquenil, Maxzide, and Darvocet for pain. He also gave me Soma which is a muscle relaxer but it gives me headaches.
Also about 6 years ago my husband was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondilitis, which is also an autoimmune disease. He really tries to be supportive but he lives in pain everyday just like me. I just don't know what to expect from the Lupus. Also I don't know what to expect from the medication, is it suppose to make me really feel better( because I don't) or is it suppose to help slow the process down? I would appreciate any advice.