Im pretty sure my problems started when I was really little but all my problems were so vague. I coined the name "old lady Brittney" at like the age of 4. Always had tummy aches and headaches and would get really sore out of no where all the time. I did cheerleading all the time so my complaining didnt go over well. I've been hearing to suck it up my whole life lol then in middle school around 12 I was tired all the time, really depressed. But some days I was a ball of energy and others didnt want to move. Everyone told me I was depressed which is why I was tired, but I think it was the other way around. I never felt good. Constant headaches, constant stomach aches, used to get strep throat all the time. Around the same time I started having periods of being incredibly thirsty all the time and always having a dry mouth, and was thoroughly convinced I had diabetes. Then right after I started high school my fingers starting turning white but I didnt think much of it until they looked black all the time and I could never feel them. Finally my regular pediatric doctor refered my to a rheumy at Childrens after I started getting ulcers and it only took her a few visits to decide it was lupus. Since then I've had my recent problems with vasculitis, joint pain, inflammation just about everywhere, rashes, sun sensitivity. Thats alot in 18 years when I type it all out like that lol
"A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard
Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.