I am new to this, and have recently been diagnosed with lupus. I think Im either in shock or denial as my experience with rhumie was not positive. I attended my first appt with rhumie expecting that I may have mild arthrits due to years of playing sports to be told i have Lupus and am going to die. This was done within a 15 min consult. I have two young children and have been emotionally unable to cope since then. Im not sure that I even have lupus. My symptoms include
Vivere. That's what I keep trying to tell myself.
My boyfriend, my rock, my world, and I broke up. I am now on my own again. Square one.
Picked up another job that I work 24 hour shifts at too. Went to the rheumatologist yesterday, they took 4 very large tubes of blood. I've been getting random bruises that just started a few months ago. I really hope nothing else is wrong but then again, that's how my life is going right now. My doc says I need to slow down; I can't.
Today I got the blood test back. the doctor mentioned hypothyroidism, but my dad said that it is "only the symptoms". How do symptoms come from a blood test? I'm so lost. I don't know what to think anymore. On the perscription for the meds, I saw the letters TPO. I don't know if it's supposed to mean if I have it or if it's only the 'symptoms'. If I don't have Lupus (as I only have an Unofficial diagnosis from a long time ago), and I don't have hypothyroidism, then what the heck is wrong
Originally Posted by lornak
is it possible to have lupus and MD? I have been feeling alot different lately (muscle wise). alot of trouble with hips, legs and arms. I cant even lift a cup of coffee with out pain in my arm muscles. do others have this? just feeling very alone right now and getting very discouraged.
I have had a lot of bad things happen to me in the last 4 years, heart surgery, endometrosis, lupus, stomache issues and a lot of meds to take, like prednisone, arava, blood pressure meds and allergy meds and anti depression meds.
I can get into more detail, but sometimes it is hard to go through all of it again and again. i just want to get better and live a good life, but sometimes the pain and worry of everyday issues keep coming up and it scares me into wanting to stay home, where i am