DX w/ Lupus, Questions about Fibromyalgia
I hope you all are doing good. I have have had Lupus for the last five years, ra for 12 years....lately the Lupus has been flared but nothing seems to help and symptoms are a little different. My rheumatologists has added two more meds llevra(sp?)and flumonide (?) but with those in addition to my current meds i still have an unbelievable amount of pain and stiffness throughout my whole body, for example l am to move my arms, jaw is stiff, feet swollen, back pain. I have never resorted to pain meds but now have to take them in order to function. Some of the symptoms are similar to fibromyalgia, I am wondering if it is a secondary disease. My Rheumy doesn't seem to think so, but doctors tend to look over things.
Any advice or suggestions
Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus SLE- Nephritis, Raynaud's syndrome, BAD eye sight, possible Sjogrens
MEDS: Plaquenil, Lisiniprol, Prednisone (tapering), Imuran, Prozac, Ambien