Welcome! Everyone is right! It is hard to get diagnosed and so many things can change. My doctor once told me that my auto immune disease is like a flower. The seed is planted and it really is there. It takes time for it to grow and bloom. It is kind of weird thinking of something so difficult as something as beautiful as a flower but he is right, once it blooms we can actually treat it and feel better. I have to be honest, I have never felt as good as I did before I got sick but you do learn to cope and get through it. You learn to change your life because your life depends on it. You will have to learn to be selfish and put you first and I know that is hard being a former teacher. You have put little ones ahead of you for so long, now it is time to take care of you! You made a huge step forward by coming here. You will always be surrounded by love and support through all of this, we promise!!!!!!!
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