View Full Version : Hi everyone :) I'm new to all this an would like to talk to others about SLE :)

04-06-2012, 03:19 AM
Hello! I'm 19 yrs old turning 20 on the 13th of this month. I have been diagnosed with SLE for 9 months now! But had been seriously ill for 8months before I was diagnosed! Doctors couldn't seem to find what was wrong with me! When I was admitted *into hospital my symptoms were server ! I had inflamation in the joints, my vision was blurry an sometimes couldn't see. I had a constant high fever! couldn't do anything on my own! I had flu like symptoms always. i was first addmited with bad pnemonia.they then realised something wasnt right. While I was in hospital for 3 weeks they did various tests! Eventually results were I had fluid in the lungs, in the lining of my heart, inflamed liver, spleen an kidneys! I was put on alot of meds. Also after having a kidney biopsy they found kidneys were affected quite bad with losing protien and blood!! I have monthly check ups an have one coming on the 18th of this month. I'm glad I have found somewhere where people can understand me!!

running girl
04-06-2012, 05:20 AM
Hi Angie,

I'm sorry to hear about the rough time you've had but having a diagnosis should help you get the treatment you need.

Welcome to WHL, it's a great place to learn more and to meet some wonderful people who understand what you are going through.


04-06-2012, 05:41 AM
Hi we're the same age =) Its sounds like you have been through a lot lately but are on the right path to feeling better. There's a lot of information on this forum look around or ask anything you want.

04-06-2012, 06:02 AM
hi angie and welcome,

many of us call this place our cyber family.
we say this because of the care we develop for each other.

i am looking forward to getting to know you through these pages.
there are quite a few of us aussies on here.
so you are definetally not alone.

04-06-2012, 06:42 AM
Hi Angie, and welcome. this is an awesome place to come for information and support. Im sorry you are going through this, you are much to young!

Marine wife
04-06-2012, 06:54 AM
So sorry you have been through so much at a young age. I hope you are feeling better now.


04-06-2012, 07:48 AM
Hello Angie,

Welcome to WHL.

Please make yourself at home,


04-06-2012, 06:35 PM
hi angie welcome to whl family sorry you have had a rough time we are here for you now hugs kim

04-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Hi Angie! Welcome to WHL! We are really glad that you found us

04-06-2012, 10:19 PM
Hi Angie,
Welcome to WHL. This is a great place to find support and others who understand.

04-06-2012, 10:53 PM
Welcome! ! Like you im 21 and know iits drasticlly changes your life but it does get easier and this family has great support and advice about lupus and life in general! If anything got questions about dont hesistate to voice it its safe here

04-07-2012, 05:26 AM
Welcome to our cyber family, we have all ages here. So there are plenty of brothers and sisters, moms and dads, and grandpas and grandmas here for you. We listen well.we care. We're here when you need us.

04-07-2012, 05:39 AM
Welcome!!! My son was recently diagnosed and is doing well right now. So glad that I found this site!!! Sorry you're having such a rough time. Things will get better.