I just wanted to say welcome to both of you :!: I know being diagnosed is bitter sweet. On one hand you are so happy that they finally figured out what is going on with you and that you are not crazy but, on the other hand you want it to go away and you want to go back to living a normal, pain free life :?
You both will love it here :!: There will be at least one person who will be having or have had a sympton you have and they will jump in and share with you. For me, it has helped me feel a little less lonely with this disease. A lot of people don't understand and can't understand what we go through on a daily basis and here they all understand
Flares are so hard to define because they are as different as we all are For me I will get swollem joints, fever, my body will feel like it has been hit by a car :!: :!: I am so miserable when I have one Like you two, I feel like I am constanly fighting of an infection......cold, flu, bronchitis, all of them :!: This disease is tricky and shows itself different at different times
I am just so happy you two have found all of us! We are a family here and there are people from all over the world :!: You will learn so much from being here and you will feel what it is truely like to be understood. Keep posting and keep us updated on what the doctors say. Keep your heads up girls and remember we will be here for you both through the bad times and we will celebrate with you during the good times I am sending you gentle hugs and happy thoughts.......it was nice meeting the two of you :angel:
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram