DO NOT just "live with it". Basic fatigue is caused by inflamation. Steroids decrease inflamation thereby helping with the fatigue. The 'steroid sparing' drugs help with the inflamation without being steroids (plaquinel, Imuran, Cellcept). When I first went to see the doctor I could barely drag myself into work in the morning. With drugs I've continued to work for 4 years. I may go on disability soon but definitely I'm much better off symptom wise by taking the medication. If your doctor isn't a Rheumy and/or doesn't understand Lupus, try another one.Postie;507980 said:How does Plaqenil or Prednisone help the fatigue?
I am seeing a rheumatologist and he did talk tell me they like to start people on meds before the illness gets worse. But I didn't really understand much and I didn't say anything because I didn't have a diagnosis of Lupus. The ANA didn't show up till after I saw him--where the numbers went up.
He also said I could go to a dermatologist about the rash but I told him since it didn't itch or burn there was no sense because it doesn't bother me. I've had all this since 1998 so I figured you just live with all the symptoms.
You have got to get the Roomba for floors. It works great and you can sit on your butt and watch it clean your floors for you.:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:Joandublin;508333 said:I am sure there are people out there who wouldnt believe me....but I honestly dont even know where my vacuum cleaner is! I think it might be in the press under the stairs but I havent seen it for ages! I must go look for it. I wonder was it stolen?
I have wooden floors all over the house. I got them installed because I never wanted to use my vacuum cleaner again!
To be serious about your question.. I just find that vacuuming wipes me out but I dont think it would wipe me out for a week :worried:
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