Hi and welcome.
You are among others who truly understand the fear and anxiety of first finding out
you have an autoimmine disease. I have linear scleroderma, but my rheumy
believes I have an overlap of lupus and RA. I also have fibromyalgia and post on
Learning to cope with the illness is a gradual process. Keeping stress down is important,
and so is pacing yourself. It is easy to become fatigued, so you will have to learn your
limits. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
I was on plaquenil for nine months. I never had any bad side effects. My rheumy took
me off to put me on methotrexate an immunosuppressant. I have not been on prednisone
for a few years. I have osteoporosis, prednisone is not good for me.
I went through a grieving period when I first found out about
my illness. I think that
is natural for just about
everyone. Positive attitude goes a long way in helping
you deal with this.
I am glad you have found us
possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and