Heartbeat Weak and Irregular
Dear Ted, my wife is the youngest of 6 sisters. 4 have died of Lupus,-- from ages 34 to 40. One sister is now 52 years and is fine. My wife had her first bout of Lupus in 2004,when she was 42 years old. Then she had Low Platelets. She was prescribed the fol. med Deltacortil Plaquenil Danazol After about four months she was back to near normal. She developed a lot of weakness in the legs. The doctors said it is drug induced myopathy and would go away once she leaves the medicines. She has bean on a maintenance dose of Danazol 200mg daily and Plaquinel 200mg daily till July 2007, when she had a re-lapse. This time in July 2007 it was Mild Low Platelets and Albumin in Urine (Nephrotic Syndrome) She was started on the fol meds;- Deltacortil 70mg/day -----For the last 20 days, after gradual reduction it is 5mg/daily Plaquenil 200X2/daily Danazol 200mgx2/daily CellCept 500mgx 2+0+1 Neodipar 500mg 0+1+1 Amaryl 2mg 2+0+0 Tritace 5mg 1+0+0 Inderal 10mg 1+0+1 Zantac 1+0+1 This time again she had severe weakness in both legs, and it started about 15 days of starting the medicines. It is a little better now but she cant walk without support, cant climb stairs etc. Her heart beat becomes fast (80 to 104) even if she is resting, mostly in the mornings and at night. Since a few days she is complaining of weakness in the knees. Has lost a lot of hair----started with the first bout. Ted, can u make out something of this? I dont like to give the above meds but there is no way out. Please help. God be with you.