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by, 10-30-2011 at 06:56 PM (798 Views)
Hi My name is Tabatha. I have recently turned 41. I was diagnosed in 2002. Since that time, I have gone thru a series of doctors. My concern is I have been diagnosed as having Lupus by positive ANA and other tests. I have some symptoms, such a chronic fatigue, swelling of joints, legs, hands and feet. Chronic pain and deep depression. I have no signs of organ failure, including heart and kidneys, I only get a very light rash on my cheeks from time to time. But, I do have the headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, or sleeping for long periods and fever for no reason. Getting to the point, I am frustrated because I do not have more obvious symptoms I am brushed off. But living with this disease has been a nightmare! Including loosing my job after 10 + years. Due to being out of the business due to illness. Now I have applied for disability because my symptoms are overwhelming at times. I was denied because of the legnth of time I was employed! (Huh?) Please tell me I am not crazy!