I have tried to explain to my PCP that with lupus, am I depressed because I am tired??? Or tired because I am depressed??? I sometimes tell people on the street I have lupus, like when I use my parking tag and get a dirty look. And I have a lupus magnet on my car. Taking Zoloft then Paxil didn't really help at all. But I really think my rheumy got it when I asked him the same question. He basically said........ that's lupus. But you share what you are comfortable with. My born again faith in God is very helpful, but as a nurse, I wouldn't hesitate to find a therapist if I thought I should. Hey, what I wish is that we could have a global lupus postee meet and greet, at a central location like Disney World, or a ranch spa, where we could get together and just vegetate and see each other, on a beach, (Yeah, yeah, in the shade), or at a spa, or on a canal in Venice, or at ____________, (fill in the blank), courtesy of some wealthy sponsor, or foundation, or lottery winner, or Bill Gates, or Steven King, (with money he earned from the bestseller he wrote about the loopie who________, when___________( fill in the blanks)!
P.S. I am so sick and tired of snow, too. Somewhere warm. I am so sick and tired of being cold, too. I love NY!
P.P.S. And it is true, taxes in NY are killing families, and business.
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Voltaren, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone prn.