02-21-2007, 12:48 PM
I was diagnosed with SLE 6 years ago. When I was diagnosed with lupus my life fell apart for a while they discovered i had lupus due to my first child being still born at 6 months i then immediatley got pregant again and that pregnancy was succesfull. during the time of pregnancy i had many difficulties and it was very hard but manageable. since then life has became more normal i have had very few flares and when they would come they would not be that bad or last very long. here recently though things have chanced dramatically. i no longer have any health insurance and cannot find anyone to insure me and i am having what i belive to be the worse flare i have ever experianced and it's beggining to scare me. i was hoping for some reassurance i geuss so maybe i can quit stressing so much. it all started again about 2 months ago i began staying very tired then i noticed it the butterfly was back. since then i have began having a very sharp headache in the back of my head just above my neck, my neck is so sore and stiff i have trouble turning from side to side, i have shortness of breath and every joint in my body aches versus just one here and there. that is not the part that really concerns me this is - i can't concentrate anymore, my memory is gone, i can't comprehend things at all, i feel a jittery nervous feeling all over, i can't sleep i keep waking up at night drinched in sweat, my brain feels like it is going to explode it feels full to the point that it can not absord one more thing. i talk in circles now i repeat things b/c i forgeti have already said them, my heart races and to be honest i feel like i have lost my mind and everyone around me thinks that i am crazy. oh and my hands, feet, and legs keep tingling, going to sleep, and becoming numb. am i insane or should i be concerned?