Thank you for your thoughts! My primary dr has prescribed me soooo many differant meds, mostly pain killers, and also valium as a muscle relaxer. I only take that one about once a week for fear of addiction. I hate the painkillers--they don't help anyway. The one miracle pill that was given to me was for my awful headaches and migraines. It was topamax, and while the s/e's were rather unpleasant, it was a God-send. I had been mostly free from a lot of nerve pain and headaches for a long time. (I felt pretty good last monday and mowed some lawn--now I'm suffering again with headaches) When I do have a rare good day, I tend to over-do it.
I called the dr again today and he has my report written up--I just have to fax a request and they will mail me my results. Wouldn't you know, my fax is acting up, but I have a feeling I'll know something soon.
I spent a lot of time reading a lot of the threads here, and really I am shocked that my primary hasn't looked into lupus. My skin has been purplish, blotchy for so long, and I get funky little sores on my arms. I fear people will think I'm a junky, so I keep legs and arms covered. When my sores, which I had always called "itch bumps" heal, they stay purplish or brown. Does anyone know what I can use to get rid of these scars? Take Care