I'm 31, a mom of an 11 year old, a 45-60 hr a week business professional, leader of a Lupus Meetup Group and I never want to admit that I'm sick. Every time my symptoms subside I go full speed ahead with work and commitments. Then the second a flare starts to creep in I get so pissed off at my body and at life for dealing me this crappy hand I want to scream! I'm right there with you girl. Forget the bloodwork. I've had really bad bloodwork and felt fairly okay, and then I've had perfect bloodwork and felt like I was going to die. All I can say is, the bloodwork and our symptoms do not always align, and the pain and inflammation we experience is hard to measure in real-time. Hang in there and just know you're not alone. X
"Fortuna Favet Fortibus" ...Fortune Favors the Brave.
~ Diagnosed SLE Lupus, Endometriosis, Anxiety Disorder, IBS~
Meds: 400mg Plaquenil, Prednisone 6-day pack (for flares), 800mg Ibuprofen 3x day, Xanex (rarely), Vicodin (rarely)
Supplements: Omega 3/6/9 complex, 2000iu Vit D, Iron/B12, Calcium, Folate complex, Cranberry, Probiotic, MSM/Glucosamine.