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Life With Lupus

No more doubts


#1

I went for a second opinion after my previous dr just closed me down and would not listen. I kept explaining I was hurting worse. He just kept adding more pills and increasing the doses. My new doctor told me today there is no doubt about it. I definitely have lupus. He was completely shocked when he saw everything I was on. He is going to start backing me off the medicines that my previous dr has me on for fibromyalgia slowly to help keep withdrawal to a minimum. And start me on lupus treatment. I’m really glad I went to see him. My other dr just kept saying I was always going to hurt there was nothing that could be done about it. This dr as told me that when I get off all these meds (which could be 6 months from now with everything I’m on) and am on the correct treatment, that yes I will have flares, but I will also have good days as well. I am so thrilled that I have something to look forward to now instead of just a painful dead end.


#2

I'm so happy you've found a doctor who listens! Good for you! We have to be our own best advocate, and you did a fantastic job of it! ::celebrates!::


#3

Great news Tarra! I hear so many horror stories of doctors that just do not listen to their patients. I’m very glad to hear that you stuck up for yourself and continued to push. I hope you start feeling better soon.


#4

It pays to get a second opinion and sometimes even more as you proved. Congrats on finally getting the help that you needed. Cheers to feeling better.


#5

Just curious as to what meds you are on since many of the meds used for fibro are also used for lupus- depending on the symptoms Hoping you soon feel better with a more focused treatment plan


#6

Gabapantin 1800mg a day. Cymbalta 60mg, flexeril 30mg a day, trazadone 150mg a day, ibuprofen 1600mg a day, vicoden as needed,


#7

I am new at this Lupus stuff, All I know is I am in a lot of pain most of the time.