How do I go about talking to my doctor's about giving me something to help with the lack of energy I have from lupus?
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Iam right here with you I would love to know to
I have no idea what that could be, but if there is something I would be very interested.
I have read where other ppl with lupus have been prescribed Adderall for energy.
I have an Rx for Adderall to help with brain fog, but it doesn’t help much with energy, for me anyway.
I’ve tried Adderall to help with the fatigue, but all it did was make me jittery. Everyone reacts differently though! I’ve been taking 5-HTP which seems to help a bit.
I just drink coffee lol. And take naps. It's so rough. My 💜 goes out to you.
I have attention deficit disorder and take Ritalin. It does help with the fatigue and lack of energy and brain fog but then I do too much physically and regret it.
Get your thyroid and anemia levels checked that could contribute to a lack of energy. Try to exercise and take vitamins. I don’t believe in taking things that will cognitively distort your mood and brain if you don’t need to. Try drinking tea and holistic methods.
I find that if you have a great relationship with your doctor that asking for something to increase your energy levels should be as simple as saying "I feel x will help me best, even if it is a short term solution." I have recently gone back on plaquenil in this manner. Several years ago, I had stopped it due to concern it was causing my frequent nosebleeds as well as the out of pocket cost without insurance or a job meant I couldn't afford it. Here we are today, I am still having random nosebleeds so I have been slowly reintroducing some medication that has worked out for my life. I am doing this while tapering my prednisone, so that is also helpful.
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