View Full Version : Hello from NSW Australia

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.

10-21-2011, 04:09 AM
hi gloryb,
and welcome from another aussie.

there is well over a dozen active members from australia.

i also have lupus and fibro.
i am looking forward to getting to know you more.
please read a little about me in my profile.

10-21-2011, 05:35 PM
higloryb i am also from nsw sydney i am 46 i also get mouth ulcer and all the symptoms like fatigue form lupus they believe i had mine most of my life but was only diagnosed 4 years ago it will be nice to chat to a fellow nsw member welcome to the whl family