April 23, 2010

Pain Associated with Lupus

If you are like most people with lupus, you have experienced pain at some time, especially in your joints and muscles, or in the form of headaches. However, the types of pain associated with lupus usually go away when the inflammation and disease activity are brought under control.

Learn some approaches to pain relief.

And we'd love to hear from you. What works for you?


Anonymous said...

The only thing that I have found to help me long term with the pain is to supply my body (through food or supplements) with the means to reduce the inflammation. If I stay with it, it works.


I take hot baths in the morning to get moving. I also have learned to rest when the pain starts and NOT be afraid to take something for the pain.
Positive thoughts also helps me get through the pain -- knowing it will get better soon!

Nene said...

I don't have any days without pain. I have some less painful days... but, no pain free days.
I have to admit it gets to me. And, sometimes a good cry helps.
Facing MRIs... causes anxiety...
I refuse to take steroids, and am scared of other drugs.
Plaquinil helps. I have Tylenol #3, and tramadol I have to take 3 times a day. And, low dose xanax at night.
Mostly I try to keep stress down, and use alternative... imagery, meditate, aromatherapy...
I read about so many heroic people, and I feel like I'm nuts sometimes. I don't have the energy to do much of anything anymore. I'm doing well if I even go out any more.

Anonymous said...

I take vicodin, tramadol, valium to get on my day. I wish I can be PAIN FREE for one day! Sharon M.