PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab. Prednisone 15mg daily added 03/09. Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6. Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.
Post Edited (MJLD) : 1/26/2010 7:03:15 PM (GMT-7)
First let me start by saying I agree with everything that everyone has posted so far. You sound like a very strong, motivated person and that is so very important when you are dealing with this disease. I was diagnosed about a year ago and I've been through many of those emotional rollercoaster rides that come along with this disease. One thing I try and tell myself is to not look at the whole picture but to take it one day at a time, cause it seems when I start to think about everything this illness has done and can do it totally stresses me out and sends me into a depression mode of feeling very sorry for myself and asking questions like "why me?" But I realized that when I get like that it just intensifies the symptoms both physically and mentally. It is important to keep a positive attitude if you can. I have 2 teenage sons and I know the stress of what going to high school is all about. Nowadays it seems like the pressures of school are way more intense and more demanding then years ago. Do all your teachers know about your condition? Every school has a make-up policy when it comes to missing school, but I think you would probably follow under different circumstances when it comes to getting your work done. Get to know your school counselor ASAP. They can be a tremendous help with keeping your teachers and administrative staff informed of your circumstances and can help be such a good support system for you when you need someone to talk to. Are your friends supportive to you? I know how it can be at this age to try and juggle the social life with family life and school. My sons tell me all about the pressures they go through and how demanding some of their own friends/girlfriends can be. It's about creating a balance that works for you and noone else. Hang in there sweetie!! This online support group has been such a blessing for us all and has helped me tremendously to feel like I'm not alone and neither are you!!