Recent Lupus Diagnosis and honestly scared!
I am 39 yrs old and recently diagnosed with Lupus after years of health problems. I was placed on prednisone 5mg for 6days and i've finished the medicine. I am now waiting to see the ophthamologist before I receive plaquenil. My concern is the wait. I feel like I've had this for some time now and the longer it takes to get the medicine the more damage is being done. My fear is that there is already considerable damage that may not be able to be reversed. I was having bad dizzy spells and numbness before the diagnosis. I have had consistent dizziness and numbness for the last 3 weeks. I have also had a pain on my right side near the back for roughtly 4yrs. At first it was most noticeable when I pressed that area but now it is throbbing regularly. They said I had a renal cyst but did nothing about it because they keep saying the urinalysis is negative. My legs and feet are numb as I type this and I'm dizzy. Should I go to the emergency room. Really scared.