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Lupus Warrior

Hello, my name is Tammy and I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2008, currently taking Plaquenil as a treatment, along with steroids when I flare up, which is usually about four times a year, this is when I receive steroid injections for about 2 months, going into the doctor office every two weeks. About 5 years ago, my Rheumatologist put me on methotrexate, my body rejected it, and I lost 20 pounds in a matter of weeks…I couldn’t keep anything down and I was extremely weak. I was taken off of it and resorted back to just using my Plaquenil and steroids. I have heard of many other Lupus warriors using methotrexate and do well with it, everyone body is different. I also suffer with fibromyalgia, fatigue, butterfly rash, low platelets, thyroid issues, gastro issues, brain fog, and I.C. (bladder). This disease has definitely been a challenge over the years, running from the sun, car windows blacked out, trying to stay stress free, and work really hard trying not to catch a cold, flu, or worse. I pray that God bless us ….Lupus Warrior with mental, physical, and emotional strength while we continue our fight!🙏🏽

  1. , Thank you for sharing some of your lupus journey with us 💜 You said it best, everybody is different. I'm sorry that you have gone through so much and struggled to find the right treatment plan. I'm glad you and your doctor worked together to find a plan that worked better for you! Sending gentle hugs,
    Gabby (team member)

    1. Welcome You are really dealing with a lot of things. I am happy your treatment plan is working somewhat for you. I too had issues on methotrexate. like you said it's not for everyone. You are so right such a challenge to deal with it all. I am glad you are here sharing it's a great place for information and support. team member.

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