Hi Donkey and welcome. I have multiple health issues too. I was diagnosed with CFS in 1991, but after several years my symptoms got better and I was able to live a fairly normal life although I got tired more easily than most people. Then about
2 1/2 years ago I got really sick and I'm now being treated for lupus. I spend a lot of time on the lupus forum and I'm a co-moderator for that forum, but I decided to try to start posting here more often. It is a pretty quiet forum compared to a lot of the other forums here, but it seems like there are a few members here who can keep things going and hopefully we'll get more activity on this forum.
I am a mom too. I have a 4yr old girl and an 8 yr old boy. At first I had a lot of guilt that I couldn't do a lot with my kids anymore, but over time I have been finding different ways to be with my kids such as snuggling up and reading a book or watching a movie, or coloring together.
I can also relate to being in pain everyday. Even with meds I am never pain free and a lot of times the pain is pretty severe, not to mention the fatigue. Has your doc got you on any meds?
I'm glad you joined. I'm sure you saw that there is also a FMS forum here too.
Diagnosis: Suspected Lupus 2004; Raynauds 2006; CFS 1991
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4xdaily; Amitriptyline 10mg
Neurontin 200mg; Steroid Cream and Mouth Rinse for mouth
and tongue ulcers
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