July 3, 2012
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Yesterday I was so cold even though it was in the 80’s in the morning. Then in the afternoon the feet, hands, wrists and ankles swelled up. Feet were so bad I could not walk. It was so painful and I was afraid I’d break a bone if I walked on them. So I relied on the power chair all day. I took 2 prednisone in the morning but swelling did not go down so I took two more in the evening then swelling went down and pain eased. However the prednisone kept me awake until 3 in the morning.
Today I took three and swelling is still down. We had a small rainstorm and thunderstorm in a distance. Temperature dropped from 84 down to 71.
Today we are going to Titusville to pick up a prescription from Giant Eagle. I like it more than the one in Meadville. So much easier to find things. I am thinking about going back on the South Beach diet.. I think I am eating too much flour, fruits and sugar in my diet. Years ago I did the Atkins diet but it was too confined for me. However I did the SB diet years later and felt so much better. There might be a connection in the rise in lupus cases and the processed flour and sugar in our diets