Hi Susie!! Welcome to the forum!
So sorry you have overlapping diseases. I'm hoping that the meds for one are helpful to the other issues. I have read that the largest portion of our immune system is in the digestive tract, so its logical that lots of us have GI issues.
I encourage you to read the info "Lupus Resources" posts. We've found that we can post some sticky messages to tag onto the one that Peter started. So we've gathered quite a bit of help right there. The link is in my signature along with some other links that will be helpful to you.
Knowledge is power . . . so learning all you can about
your health issues will prove to be very helpful in talking to your doctors and trying to figure out how to deal with all of your symptoms.
You will hear lots here about
"pacing yourself" . . . we tend to have limited energy and most of us find that we really get into trouble when we push too hard and do too much. So knowing your own limitations is invaluable.
I hope you make some great friends here. Keep us posted about
your doctor visits.
In His Grip
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