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03-28-2009, 04:11 AM
Hi everyone. My name is Tracy and I'm so glad to have found this forum. I have been having health issues for almost 2 years and was unable to get any answers or doctors taking me seriously. I originally got sick down in Disney World about 2 years ago with some sort of virus. I nearly passed out on one of their shuttles to the theme parks. It was all downhill from there. I have had migraines, hot flashes, numbness and tingling, dry eyes and mouth, flushed face, joint and muscle pain and swollen legs. I was diagnosed with everything from anxiety to fibromyalgia. Finally, I found a great rheumatologist who performed the correct tests and diagnosed me with Lupus.
I have lots of questions, so I'm sure you'll be seeing alot of me around here!
03-28-2009, 05:54 AM
welcome to the group. I am always amazed at the knowledge and experience that members of this forum have. everyone is compassionate with your plight. we have all been where you are, we have all had questions and searched for answers, and we all help each other through new trials of this disease.
make yourself at home, hope we can help you whenever you need it.
i look forward to learning with you.
I'm Rob, and I was diagnosed with SLE five years ago. Welcome to our group. Please make yourself at home!
03-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Hi Tracy and WELCOME!!!!
03-28-2009, 05:18 PM
Hi Tracey and welcome. So sorry you took ill at Disney World.....how awful.You save up all year then it hits your there. Ive been there, so i know what an important place it is.
I hope we can all help you in some little way, which im sure we all can. I feel quite similar to you.
You ask anything and make yourself at home here.
03-28-2009, 05:32 PM
Hello Tracy..... :wavey:
Glad you've joined us...you'll find plenty of compassion and support here. I think you'll find this is a great place to ask your questions, share with others, and feel like you are 'understood' when it comes to your diagnosis.
I'm sorry you've been having a rough time...but truly glad you've found a great doctor that listens and takes things seriously.
Sending you gentle HUGS (cuz strong ones hurt us Lupies) and a friendly Welcome!!
03-29-2009, 03:46 PM
Wow... thanks so much for the warm welcome. It's nice to know that I can come here and know that I'm understood. I was very overwhelmed by all of the lovely comments. Thanks so much and I'm sure that I will "see" all of you around :)
04-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Welcome to the best support group on the web (yes, I am biased, but that does not make it true :cute:)
I am so glad that you joined us and I know that you will always find the support, information, understanding and comfort that you need here!
Peace and Blessings