I've been reading posts on this Forum for several months and was diagnosed 2 years ago with Lupus. It is so wonderful to find out that I'm not going crazy and imagining all the fatigue and pain. I've spent more time on the couch this last year than I have in my entire life. All the medications I'm on have caused a lot of GI problems. On Nov. 4 and 5, I was ready to give it all up because I was in so much pain. I wanted to share one thing I've found that really works for me. My husband talked to a pharmacist when I was so sick and he said I needed to sip flat coke because all the sugar in the coke would help heal the lining in my stomach. It sounds crazy but in 24 hours, I was sitting up for the first time in days.

It's really nice to know I'm not alone in this and that I'm not the only with the thoughts that I have.