You sound exactly like me. I just turned 24 yesterday and have the same problems, same symptoms, everything you listed is pretty much my life story as well. I too was diagnosed in 2009, with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and they also think I have Lupus as well but they are not certain yet, but it's there in my file as part of my problem. I take an antimalarial, prednisone and regular pain killers as well as anti depressants to help keep my mind out of the dark area. I have damage in my hands and wrists (I've had surgery once), as well as chronic persistant bursitis in my left hip that has me walking with a cane a lot of my days. They also have the idea of Sjogrens Syndrome floating around, although it's falling farther and farther back in the list now.
I am not working and am waiting on a decision for permanent disability, as I am in so much pain and so fatigued every day, that it just won't work for now. I too am always fatigued, always running a bit of a fever, have raynauds, every single joint in my body from head to toe swell and cause me pain, the morning stiffness drives me crazy...It is always the worst. It makes getting up hard and with overall everything makes life pretty tricky for me. I hate having the combo but I trudge on, living life!
You can message me any time in a PM if you like, and you'll lalso ove this place, everybody on here is wonderful.
Last edited by Hunniebun; 11-05-2010 at 11:01 PM.
"With gentle hands and the heart of a fighter, I am a survivor!" - Reba McEntire