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traveling and lupus.
mars45 posted:
am a registared nurse and i do the travel nursing .. i was diagnosised with lupus 7 months ago. i have joint pain. hips, ankles, knees, wrists, shoulders, etc.. i am on plaquinil 200 mg twice a day. i am just wondering if cold weather makes the joint pain worse. i know that cold can. i guess i just need to know if living in a place that has snow makes it worse. i am currently living in texas and working in iowa for 13 weeks . and if the travel is harder on a person with lupus.. just trying to figure out if i should continue to travel or not.. any advise would be appreciated.. i know after working 12 hours i hurt.. and have difficulty sleeping .. thanks.. hope to get some advice..
lisatru62 responded:
Well your busy schedule and helping so many others would make me very tired, even if I didn't have lupus. You will find that things hurt a lot more due to the lupus and sometimes it's just harder to get things done. The cold makes my hands and feet hurt. Sometimes everything goes white and numb, but I also have Reynaud's syndrome.

I'm also taking plaquanil twice a day and 5mg of percocet once a day, usually before bed in case it makes me drowsy. Aches and pains are unfortunately a fact of lupus.

Good luck with your nursing it sounds like your doing something very good for others.


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