Hi , I am new here
I am a 59 yr old Grandmother of 5 . I work 44 hours a week as Customer Service mgr for a large grocery store chain. I have been with the same company for 21 years.
My chart says Connective Tissue Disease but I am being treated for Lupus. I have had symptoms for many years and finally began treatment about 2 years ago. The past 6 months have seemed to really go down hill with one flare after another. So far no organ involvement. I have facial rash, joint aches, muscles tenderness (even my skin hurts) worst of all is the extreme fatigue. I am taking plaquinil, folic acid, tetracycline,ranintidine , methylpred, toprol .
I hope that I can gain some much needed information and answers from some of you who have been treated for longer than me.
Hi Donna. Welcome to WHL! We are so glad that you found us. I am so sorry that things are going downhill for you right now but you have come to the right place. This is a wonderful place with tons of information and fabulous people. We are all family and you are our newest member. Others will be along shortly to say hello. Please feel free to look through the old posts or start new ones if you wish.
Make yourself at home and I look forward to getting to know you
Welcome, hope you will find all you need here. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
I'm a 53 year old grandmother, and I also have the dx of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.
I'm taking Methotrexate injections once a week and Plaquenil daily. It seems to help a bit with the skin rashes and fatigue, but I still have a lot of muscle pain.
I'm glad to meet you, and I hope that we can help you here at WHL.
hi donna welcome whl we are all here to help you the best we can look forward to getting to know you hope things get a little better soon hugs kim l
Welcome, glad to meet you! I am a 50 year old grandmother, And have a dx of lupus,
sjogrens, ans cns vasculitis. Hope you get to felling better soon!!!!!
Welcome to our large family of the WHL and you'll see below what i've been diagnosed with so far and also have Lupus but still waiting more result's, i was born with the condition so i've gone through alot concerning symptoms connected to the disease and i'm only 42 god i just dread another 5yrs on top and refering you skin it does get painful at days but mine itches alot and also goes in burning states. Refering aches and pains christ that one never ends but so far i've been put on nothing but hoping to start plaquenil if my Rheumo agrees at the end of the month and i'm also on folic acid tablets like yourself as my anemia as come back but they want me on them for life now.
You've joined such a excellent site refering help and there's so many of us going through the same things but as you view the threads you'll learn alot from those concerning different symptoms with the disease and how alot of member's cope.
I am glad that you found us and that you joined us. Welcome to our family. You have already been welcomed by some of our members and have seen how kind, warm, understanding, and giving the people here are. I just wanted to make sure that I added my welcome to those that you've already received and I hope that we can be here for you to help you in any way that we can. Again.........welcome!!
Peace and Blessings