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When Lupus Hits

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Sometimes the hardest thing about Lupus is not the disease, but the medication for the disease. I was coming down with a cold which means disaster for my body-think aches, fever, muscle cramps, fatigue, sore throat…all for a cold. So I had to increase my steroids by a lot…I mean a lot a lot and the return is what we call steroid face. A necessary evil. You feel better, but look worse as your face appears to swell overnight.

I am thankful to God for the medications needed to live and wish I was not so vain…but it does stink what it takes to stay healthy-it .is.hard.

On a positive note, I gained weight and my hair is growing. I feel better and less depressed so life is good today!