My Lupus has been throwing me for a loop

So, I finally kick the whole cancer thing and figure I’m due for some good health – only to have my Lupus start to make a comeback. I’ve been exhausted and in pain more than usual lately.  Seems that the chemotherapy I was getting for my breast cancer also did a great job of keeping my Lupus in check.  My double stranded DNA numbers (which indicate disease activity) were down to 9 when I finished my chemo in May 2012.  Now, my double stranded DNA is up to 55 – yikes.  My rheumatologist suggested putting me on a low dose of prednisone for a month or so to see if that will help with the inflammation and other symptoms. So far, it does seem to be helping.  We also discussed adding methotrexate to the meds I’m taking (Plaquenil twice a day) but I’d prefer to keep my meds down to a minimum, if possible.  Lupus is something I will have for the rest of my life – I can’t beat it like I did cancer – the best I can do is take care of myself and do whatever it takes to prevent it from getting much worse.  I’ll keep you all posted. 

Grandma's Guide to Good Beer

Reviews and revelations from a professional beer snob

WordCamp Tampa 2016

September 10-11, 2016

Undiagnosed Warrior

Be brave, little fighter. There's a warrior within you.

the little wolf hunter

Living with lupus, hunting for answers

This Lupus Life

I am the dancer and Lupus is my music. I want to make it look beautiful

courage grace and humor

surviving and thriving after cancer


One woman and her positive way to tackle chronic pain

(Not) Another Lupus Blog

A lupus blog featuring cats, glitter, and other important things.


living with lupus, day by day, moment by moment

Seta Health

Empowering you to live your healthiest life

Author, ranter, dad

The DailyJunior Blog

Writing Dog By Dog: Stories of Connection

Life Despite Lupus

Change is not a dirty word/ Motivation for lupus warriors


choose HOPE not FEAR !... My journey through my battle with breast cancer.

Excel Exposure

Learn Excel Online!

Sick and Sick of It

But Still Living The Life


True Life Revealed From Every Angle

Tammy Carmona

Living Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Loopie Life

Living a life with Lupus

%d bloggers like this: