Welcome to the site. My name is Kathy and I have SLE Lupus and the doctors believe that I have had it since the age of 5 or there abouts. I will be 50 in December, so I have had this nightmarish illness for many many years. All of my joints are affected and have been for years. I am just getting over a cold. I just got over a flare and well I know that I will most likely go right into a flare right after I clear of this cold. I mean that is the way it goes for me most of the time. I am sorry to hear that you had a stroke. My younger sister also has Lupus and she had a stroke 18 years ago. I hope that you keep posting and you can say anything you like. We all understand how you feel big time.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.