In approximately 10 percent of all lupus cases, individuals will have symptoms and signs of more than one connective tissue disease. A physician may use the term "overlap syndrome" or "mixed connective tissue disease" to describe this condition. 

Depending on how lupus affects their body, some people with lupus may need additional care from specialists, like a dermatologist for skin problems, a nephrologist for kidney disease, or a cardiologist for heart complications.

Should I Take the Stronger Medicine?

Well, I have an important decision to make.  My Rheumy wants to start taking Methotrexate in order to stop taking Prednisone.  If you don't know what Methotrexate is, it is a mild form of chemotherapy.  I am not sure that I want to begin to take such a strong and possibly damaging medication.  My Rheumy really thinks this will improve my health.  She was so excited when I told her to go ahead and write the prescription.  I didn't say I would take the pill. I didn't even say I would fill the prescription.  She was still very happy. I guess she really believes that this will help me in the long run.

So, I turned in the prescription, but did not pick it up yet.  I will probably get it tomorrow.  Still not sure about taking it.  It has terrible side effects. Info of Methotrexate One minute I tell myself "heck no I'm not taking a chemo pill." Then when I am lying down feeling absolutely terrible, with pain all over my body I say "screw it, just try it." I am ready to stop feeling so bad so often. But chemo....geez!!! I am just very confused right now.  I have talked to several people that take it and have had no real problems.  That is nice to hear. I just don't know! 

Confused and Losing it,

Volunteers Needed!!! Please Help!!!

Lupus Star Foundation is proud to announce that we have a volunteer opportunity this spring and summer.  We will assist CCC Because We Care Foundation with their volunteer program with the Detroit Tigers. We will work the concessions during the 2011 Tigers season and earn money for Lupus Star Foundation.  We need as many people to volunteer as possible.  The more games we work and the more people we have at the games, the more money we will have donated to us. LSF really needs your help!!!

There are 30 games that we can volunteer for, but you can work as many or as few as you would like.  Regardless if you plan to work 1 or 25 games, you are required to attend training. You must be 18 years and older.  We begin working games on Friday, April 22, 2011 through Wednesday, September 28, 2011.  There will be a training session sometime in May.  If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible.  Also, please pass this on to your family, friends and supporters. Email, call, text, post it to your Facebook and Twitter account, whatever you have to do to get volunteers. Anyone can help out!! 

If you would like to get involved, but this is not the program for you, please contact us. If you would like to donate to the foundation please do so below.         

LSF Website
Email: lupusstarfoundation@gmail.com

Thanks Bunches,