We are glad you found us, too. Your story sounds so similar to mine. It's ok to whine, too. My swollen and mis-shapen rt. toe gives us a matching pair. We could go shoe shopping together and admire them! Lupus is tough even on a good day. When I limp on my foot, my opposite hip hurts like.... (*$(*&&%, and I have found using a cane with a wrist support really helps. Stay in touch, I have found this forum such a blessing. No one in my world seemed to understand how sick I felt, (but you don't LOOK sick!!!!!) and you certainly could be having recurrent fevers. And remember you are NOT losing your mind.
Keep us posted,
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Piroxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily and Paxil, Ambien every night.