I am SOOOO glad to see this thread. I go through a lot of the feelings and emotions that you all have described. I knew that they were some type of anxiety and/or stress, but I couldn't put my finger on "why".
I know that stress can trigger a flare-up in Lupus and that it can make our symptoms worsen. I try, very hard, to manage these feelings of anxiety because I do not want to cause my own flare-up.
I can see that this is yet another thing that many of us share and have to learn how to deal with and control.
I also, quite often, fall into states of deep depression and I know that this is something else that many of us share and have to learn how to cope with.
So, you are not alone and, while that can be comforting, it is also rather sad that we have to deal with these issues as well. :-(
Peace and Blessings
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