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    Hi, my name is Fran and I am 22 years young. I was recently DX with Lupus July 19, 2011. I'm pretty sure I have had this disease since I was 14 years old because looking back at all the times I was in and out of the hospital, it all makes sense. Doctors would always send me home saying I just have a "virus" or a bad case of the flu. I was very frustrating not knowing what's going on with your body! it was times was just dying slowly because all these different unexplained problems kept happening to me. Now that I know I have Lupus its a HUGE relief for me, although I don't know whats next. I been having a flare up for the past 4 months and it is just awful! Its crazy how this disease change you life so quick. I joined this site so that I can learn different stories and meet other people that are going through the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranzeeSmith View Post
    Hi, my name is Fran and I am 22 years young. I was recently DX with Lupus July 19, 2011. I'm pretty sure I have had this disease since I was 14 years old because looking back at all the times I was in and out of the hospital, it all makes sense. Doctors would always send me home saying I just have a "virus" or a bad case of the flu. I was very frustrating not knowing what's going on with your body! it was times was just dying slowly because all these different unexplained problems kept happening to me. Now that I know I have Lupus its a HUGE relief for me, although I don't know whats next. I been having a flare up for the past 4 months and it is just awful! Its crazy how this disease change you life so quick. I joined this site so that I can learn different stories and meet other people that are going through the same thing.
    Thanks for reading!
    *FRAN*
    Hello Fran! First let me welcome you to WHL. This a wonderful site with fabulous people who will be here when you need something. We are a family and we are glad that you have joined us.

    I completely understand the relief when getting a diagnosis. Once there is a name for what we have and a plan for the future it lets you breath a little. Now there are medicines to help and doctors don't look at you like you are nuts because you have all these weird symptoms. I am happy that you are at that place now. Of course it would be best if you were not ill at all but if you have to be then at least you have a name for it.

    Once again, welcome to our family. I look forward to getting to know you
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    Hi Fran,

    Welcome to WHL, we are glad that you have joined. But I am very sorry that you too have Lupus.
    The best thing for you to do, is read through some of the posts and if you have any questions, just ask.
    This forum has a nice bunch of people, as you will find out soon.
    Are you taking any meds yet?

    Debbie
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    Hello Fran,

    Welcome to our group. Please make yourself at home!

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    Welcome to this site. I am new too and I have learned so much from all of the wonderful people here. I know that I have had Lupus for at least six years but was diagnosed back in May. Although I have had my ups and downs I have a doctor who really seems to listen to me. We look forward to getting to know you more.

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    I take 400mg of Plaquenil a day and 50mg Tremadol as needed.

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    Ok.....I need help. I'm really confused on how a forum works. I read someones post then I click reply...so does that person know I replied to them or do I have to mention who the reply is for? Does that make any sense? So confused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranzeeSmith View Post
    Ok.....I need help. I'm really confused on how a forum works. I read someones post then I click reply...so does that person know I replied to them or do I have to mention who the reply is for? Does that make any sense? So confused!
    Hi Franzee,

    If you look over toward the top left you will see a button that says "What's New". If you click on that it takes you to a page that has every thread that has had posts made since you were here last. When that person comes on and goes to that section they will see that a comment has been made and they will go in to look at it.

    Hopefully that made sense to you. If I need to be more clear let me know (really bad head day here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranzeeSmith View Post
    Ok.....I need help. I'm really confused on how a forum works. I read someones post then I click reply...so does that person know I replied to them or do I have to mention who the reply is for? Does that make any sense? So confused!
    That makes perfect sense - I was wondering the same thing when I first joined.
    The person doesn't know that you replied directly to them - the reply kind of just is a "reply to thread". So normally, when someone wants to reply to someone in particular, they click "reply with quote", which quotes the person, and says who originally posted the message, etc.
    To check up on threads that have been added on, you can go to "settings", and it will bring up all subscribed threads (any thread you comment on), that have been commented on recently.

    So far you're working the forums fine (: it just takes a bit of fiddling to figure out, but it's not too bad.
    Glad to hear you're doing fine! Feel free to rant or whine anytime - we all need to do it sometimes, and we're all here to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elo View Post
    That makes perfect sense - I was wondering the same thing when I first joined.
    The person doesn't know that you replied directly to them - the reply kind of just is a "reply to thread". So normally, when someone wants to reply to someone in particular, they click "reply with quote", which quotes the person, and says who originally posted the message, etc.
    To check up on threads that have been added on, you can go to "settings", and it will bring up all subscribed threads (any thread you comment on), that have been commented on recently.

    So far you're working the forums fine (: it just takes a bit of fiddling to figure out, but it's not too bad.
    Glad to hear you're doing fine! Feel free to rant or whine anytime - we all need to do it sometimes, and we're all here to help.
    Wow. You have found a completely new way to do this. I think it is a bit harder but whatever works!
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