View Full Version : New on the site!!

04-19-2011, 11:32 PM

Feels great to look at peoples posts and realize im not alone out here!!! My name is Arika! i was diagnosed with Lupus in 2008 when i was about 4 months pregnant with my son. Have a few cousins with Lupus but had no clue what it was or what effect it has on the body. I have Lupus Nephritis, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and seizure disorder. I look forward be being able to vent and others actually know how i feel!!!


04-20-2011, 12:25 AM
hi, and welcome.

04-20-2011, 01:04 AM
Hi Arika,

Welcome to the WHL & lovely to have you with us.

You'll learn alot from the threads and if you need to vent anytime just do it mate, it helps the pressure, as depression is the worst thing for setting off Lupus.

I was diagnosed 3yrs back but they told me i was born with it. I've got Antiphospholipid/SLE like yourself and have had two forms of seizure's since i was 18 and i'm now 42, so i know what your going through in that sense.

~Hugs Terri~ xxx

Linda From Australia
04-20-2011, 01:07 AM
Hello Arika. There are often people here who are pregnant, or are thinking about falling pregnant with Lupus, so your experience will be greatly appreciated.

04-20-2011, 01:13 AM
Hi A and welcome! I am a newbie myself having just joined a few days ago. It seeems like a great place to get information and meet like-minded people.
sending you welcoming hugs,

04-20-2011, 05:50 AM
Hi Arika! Welcome to WHL! Please make yourself at home. Look through the old posts or start new ones if you would like. We are really glad to have you! Welcome to the WHL family and.. vent away!!!

04-20-2011, 02:26 PM
Thanks everyone for the welcome love!!! look forward to get help, learning from others, and giving some help if needed!!

04-20-2011, 03:27 PM
Hi Arika,

Welcome to WHL. Please make yourself at home!


04-20-2011, 03:49 PM
Hi Arika!

Welcome! You and I already have two things in common...we have lupus and were pregnant in 2008. My son was born that year. I hope that you find this a friendly and warm place.


04-23-2011, 03:03 AM
Hello Arika,
And welcome to WHL, So glad to have you here!
Hope you have a good day!

04-24-2011, 10:48 AM
Hello Arika,

How have you been feeling since you joined the site?? and i hope your having a nice Easter.

Terri x