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    Default Diagnosis No Suprise

    I am 25 and was diagnosed a year agao but have been experiencing the side effects for much longer. I was diagnosed with Immune thrombocytopenia pupura (ITP) - low platlets - when I was 9 years old and they told me it is common in chronic ITP patients to develop lupus. My diagnosis was no suprise to me because I have an aunt with lupus, another aunt with scleroderma, and my mother has rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia and I first saw a rheumatologist when I was about 16.

    Anyways, here I am dealing and learning. I wanted to be able to respond to some of the posts I have been reading. It is great to hear from others who are experiencing some of the same things I feel. Glad I joined!

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    Hi JMM:
    We are glad that you are here also! Like you, many of us have come to learn that we suffered from symptoms of this disease for many years before we were finally diagnosed.
    My family is replete with auto-immune issues also, so having Lupus was not a surprise to me either
    This is a place where I advocate that we each learn as much as we can about this disease and how it affects us. Having this knowledge is one of our best defenses and our best means to manage our disease and live a somewhat normal life. We are here to help you do just that! So, welcome to our family!!

    Peace and Blessings
    Look For The Good and Praise It!

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