Hi. My name is Carrielee and I am a 22 year old female, and a junior in college. I was diagnosed with Lupus recently after an ER visit and admission for severe edema/leg pain/numbness and flu-like symptoms. My original diagnoses that led to the Lupus diagnosis were a serious/large DVT in my left leg and severely abnormal kidney labs/edema which led to a diagnosis of acute nephritis. I am on Cellcept, Plaquenil, Prednisone, and Avapro (blood pressure). My Lupus so far affects my skin, causes hair loss, kidneys, blood clots, joint pain and fatigue/flu-like symptoms.

I have a rheumy, nephrologist, and a neurologist for an unrelated issue (Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome).