On a thread I said I would blog my history, mainly because it's so long. I'm 63, I'll be 64 in March. I can remember going to nightime high school football games well dressed against the cold and ending up crying because the cold made my foot hurt - very badly. At 12 my mother took me to another orthopedist because my knees were so bad, painwise and they would give out and i'd fall. Then my periods started. The pain was so bad, I couldn't eat without throwing up. My Mother would push me out
Hello, I am 37 and am going insane trying to get DR's to listen to me! Not Dx'ed... ANA shows traces( whatever that means)
When I was prego 19 years ago I had trouble with my legs and would fall to all 4's! (only weigh 120)
I always have random pain that I would go to the dr and handed pain pills and no true reason!
In 2003 The rash on and over my nose was worse than it had ever been! (Was getting married = major stress)
I was looking for something to help clear it and
Originally Posted by amdoserenity
i am 39 mother of 5...been diagnosed and rediagnosed with systemic lupus and fibro, recently got blood test results and ive got so many questions...ie....and anti titer of 1:320? is that high? what does it indicate? my anti dna was 234..strong positive...does that mean lupus is active? and my ana is positive with homogeneous pattern? ugh! im terrified!
Originally Posted by Fara
Hello to All!
I am new to WHL. I am hoping that by having other people dealing with the same symptoms or similar ones as myself then maybe I can feel less crazy. Even to have people to talk to who understand how I am feeling would be a blessing. Sometimes I wonder can I really have all of these issues, I am only one person. I was first diagnosed in 1985 with JRA (I was 1) but since then rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus SLE. Over the years I have had flare ups that lasted
Hello WHL Family; It is October, again. October 2011 marking 12 yrs since the loss of my sweet Lauri. I suspect that this October will be a rather difficult month for me because I have had so many health challenges heretofore and now the stress of having to acknowledge another birthday that my sweet daughter is not here to celebrate; well, it is not helping my physical health at all.
I know that my health deteriorates each and every year at this time and, intellectually, I have made that