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bhammer
01-16-2012, 02:41 AM
Hi My name is Becky...I am new to this site. I have had Lupus since childhood I just got diagnosed with it in 2002. It took a long time to diagnose me and I almost started believing the Dr's that it was all in head:( I am having a pretty tough time with a flare up right now. I was in the emergency room on Thursday with tachycardia, high blood pressure, a UTI, pleurisy and inflammation of my chest wall. I am doing somewhat better now:) They put me on antibiotics & steroids.

steve.b
01-16-2012, 05:46 AM
hi becky, and welcome.

please take the time to read a few of the older posts.
they are our personal experiences with lupus and other issues.

sorry you are having such a hard time.
hopefully the doctors can sort out some medication to help ease the pain.

tgal
01-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Hi and welcome to WHL. I think many of us have gone down that same road of thinking we were crazy. Lupus is often so hard to diagnose and so few doctors really understand what is going on that sometimes we start to wonder if they are correct.

You're not crazy you just have an illness that is hard to understand. We are really glad that you are here with us. Please read through some old threads or start new ones if you want. I look forward to getting to know you.

Welcome to the WHL Family!

kim,l
01-16-2012, 06:14 PM
hi welcome to whl we have all gone through the similiar experiences. crazy is some of the things we feel when we cannot get the answers we need . it can be very frustrating and sometimes a long process but we are here for you. you are part of our global family now.

magistramarla
01-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Hi Becky,
Welcome to WHL. You've come to the right place to find information and people who understand.
Hugs,
Marla