I went into the ER thur. afternoon.
If you said before, I don't remember.... what have your cholesterol levels been? I was also suspected to have Lupus a long time ago, but nothing (so far) has developed. The doctor told me that I had "inactive cells" but that they could become active at any time. As for the eye tests, they will be conducted as part of your overall health. Lupus can affect the eyes and the ability to see well. You'll certainly be in my thoughts and prayers, dear heart! Keep on keeping on!
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~hugs~Haven't been here in a bit but just wanted to respond.A year ago last May I ended up in the hospital in the ER.Previous to my heart attack my family doctor had noticed and kind of surprised at how high my cholesterol was.I was put on medication for the high cholesterol.After my heart attack I went for an echo cardiogram and a stress test.I was put on medication for high blood pressure and I now carry nitro and take my low dose 81 mg of aspirin. Other medications I was put on was Prednisone (short term and then tapered off of it) and Plaquenil.Also I have asthma so I use medication for that. I have been dealing with psoriasis and eczema to...lots of fun.Just thought maybe the eye exam could be related to their diagnosis of Lupus a friend of mine who has it has some eye problems.If you are on Plaquenil they also like to do tests to make sure it's okay for you to continue taking the medication.I have to get yearly eye tests and every six months I am to go for a visual field test. (peripheral vision)They might just want to see if you are having any eye problems.I know what you mean having to go to the ER, again.