Krysta, Wow, I was right there with you only a month ago. I was just diagnosed 4 months ago.. Felt like the rug was pulled out from under me. I wasn't sick for years looking for answers, just got this awful flare after a bad infection. I'm on several meds and I finally after 4 months am starting to have some decent days. Not where I was before, but decent. I think how this works is, you get a flare, have to take it easy, let the medicine get into your system to get it under control, and then you should go into "remission".. The maintenance medications should help to keep you in remission, or at least keep the disease to a minimum. At first I felt like this was never going to end but I really am starting to feel a bit better.. Hang in there and don't let the depression bring you down. I wish you the best!
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