Posted 2/10/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)
Yes, I did. Right from being a very small child, I had constant strep throat. I was almost never without having it. When I was 8, they finally took out my tonsills. I seemed to be a much healthier child after that, but when I was about 13, I started having problems with my knees, and my jaw. I had TMJ, which is now linked very closely with Fibromyalgia. My periods have always, right from day one, been a nightmare to deal with. Hormones do play a roll in lupus.
Looking back to my early childhood and early teen years, we really see where my health issues started. I was really young. Things didn't get out of control until I was into my 20's. But I do believe very much, that my strep throat as a toddler, and youngster, predisposed me to lupus. I might have had all the other triggers and genetics to make me have lupus, no matter what had been done to me to make me well. I probably have had lupus most of my life, but didn't know it and didn't see the symptoms as a problem until they became a very big problem.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus