10-20-2011, 09:24 PM
Hi, I'm Gloria, probably one of the "older" members, in age I mean...67. I think I had lupus when I was in my late 30"s with some facial rash and sore joints, but it was never really a bother until about 2000. I have been to 3 different specialists- Rheumies and have had 3 different dx. One said I had psoriatic arthritis and another said it was reumatoid I went thru all the awful treatment but as it did no good after a year or so I gave it all up. The 3rd reumatologist said it was fibro so I settled for that as long as I didn't have to take all those meds.I finally got a diagnosis about a year ago and I also have lupus. I have had the rash, but it's not that bad and really awful mouth ulcers, I have one huge one now on the side of my tongue that"s been there since the begining of July, I have tried everything for it and found a mouth ulcer site where I could buy these patches that turn to gel, so I'm trying those at the moment. I have awful fatigue and find I have to get everything done in the mornings so I can rest in the pm. I hate being tied down as I am usually fairly active.