Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Living with Pain

After seeing my doctor yesterday, they have decided that I may just have to live with the pain for now.  The prednisone is not helping and is causing more damage to my body so the only alternative is to continue to taper me off of it but live with the pain.  I can't take any narcotic for the pain because I need to take care of my children so it looks like we are going to look into alternative treatments for the pain.  I don't know what else to do and modern medicine doesn't seem to be helping me so I've made an apt with a pain managment specialist and also a naturopath that specializes in lupus patients.  I hope and pray that one of them can give me some relief.

I am very grateful though to know that they don't think the pain is causing any damage just that the pain is going to be there.  I still don't see a light at the end of the tunnel but at least I know that I will soon be off prednisone and hopefully an alternative treatment will work for my pain.  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.

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