I believe that stress is what caused my lupus to flare in the first place. We had suspected a quiet case of lupus for a couple of decades but it was after a very stressful time in my life that I became very sick.
And even though you may not be ready for a lupus diagnosis, there are meds that you might benefit from. Plaquenil, for example, can help slow down the progression of the disease. And with the right meds, you mght not feel as bad as you do. Wanting to scream is something that most of us who have been in diagnosis limbo have felt many times. It is frustrating. And one of the most frustrating things about lupus is that it changes every day and no two people have exactly the same symptoms or experiences. We all do feel frustration, however.
I hope you can get some answers, and I hope you enjoy being a part of this little online family. We're here for you.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, tri-est, cymbalta, tricor, acifex