Ever wonder if life would be different -without- a diagnosis?
Yah yeah, I know we spend months/years trying to get a diagnosis to have answers and closure to the mystery, but just follow me for a second.
If we continued to believe our symptoms were all 'in our heads' and just move on, would we be "healthier"? (obviously not physically but I'm talking the way we run our lives)
My mouth sores and itchy skin, as I've been complaining about all day, drive me nuts but will past in a few days and things should return to normal. LOL well my kind of normal...
If I didn't have SLE, I would chop it up as stress or hives and move on.
However I went to the doctor's on wednesday, told her everything that has been going on, she suspects Lupus is acting up and now today I am so sick. Light headed and tingly brain, tired and nauseous, so irritable and I'd love to just crawl in a hole.
Now, if I realy dissect this scenario, I'll tell myself: Katie, you've been lightheaded for over a week now, it has nothing to do with being told Lupus is back.
There is a reason why I told my doc all that was going on, because it was actually happening right? But what if I hadn't? Would I feel like crud today or have another happy-go-lucky day with a few obsticles? All these symptoms would eventually go away and I wouldn't be stressing about
preparing myself and my household for a flare!
Katie aka Lupus Poopus
Dx: Lupus, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar,
Possibly misdiagnosis: Fibromialgia
Suspected: Sleep Apnea, Carpal Tunnel
No current medication
Quoted from about.com:
The majority of lupus patients lead normal lives. The worst adversary comes from within, when the patient loses hope, loses will, and gives in to frustration and depression.
We must all stay positive!