Hi and welcome sorry it took so long for me to answer you. I am 32 and have had lupus since I was 14 near as we can figure. I was diagnosed at 28 almost 29. I was told it was all in my head for years because my blood work is always negative. But I fit the criteria and then some. I understand being tired of being tired. I don't drive more than 20 minutes from home and never go over 45 anymore. We just bought a smaller car to replace our van because I was having problems. I hope others come to welcome you soon. It is nice to see someone have such a positive attitude after being ill for some many years. I try and stay as upbeat as possible but have bad days where I am really down. I recently heard I have kidney involvement so I am in one of my down periods and thought writing to you might help lift me back up mood wise. I really hope you continue to have a good life. I too have a very supportive husband which is more of a blessing than I think we really understand given what I have heard about some husbands on here.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence