I am a 59 yr old Grandmother of 5 . I work 44 hours a week as Customer Service mgr for a large grocery store chain. I have been with the same company for 21 years.
My chart says Connective Tissue Disease but I am being treated for Lupus. I have had symptoms for many years and finally began treatment about 2 years ago. The past 6 months have seemed to really go down hill with one flare after another. So far no organ involvement. I have facial rash, joint aches, muscles tenderness (even my skin hurts) worst of all is the extreme fatigue. I am taking plaquinil, folic acid, tetracycline,ranintidine , methylpred, toprol .
I hope that I can gain some much needed information and answers from some of you who have been treated for longer than me.