interesting pattern developing....

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   Posted 7/14/2011 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently bought a book called "The First Year: Lupus". In it the author said if you look back you can trace your Lupus trigger. I got to thinking....
5 years ago I had a severe penicillin reaction (she said a severe reaction to penicillin can be one of the triggers)
two months later- major bladder infection (my first one)
one month later-started coughing due to reflux getting worse (digestion problems related to Lupus?)
two months later- glaucoma discovered & asthma worsens
one month later-legs started swelling all the time (Lupus symptom)
four months later- told I had Hypothyroidism (autoimmune)
same month- another bladder infection
two months later- sleep apnea (she said this can develop in some)
During the following years several attacks of bronchitis & pneumonia.
This last year I kept having siatica pains and horrible backaches.
I had a bad fall at work and injured my shoulder & foot due to losing my balance while walking (stepped on a stick).
As soon as I got better I started having extreme fatigue and pains everywhere which led me to my new diagnosis...
Are any of you able to trace back to what you believe was your trigger?

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   Posted 7/14/2011 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup. Unmanageable, severe, and prolonged stress.
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   Posted 7/15/2011 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
The only thing in my case was I had just got outa of college and had started working full time. I believe mine is more genetic as I have 2 grandmothers diagnosed with AI diesase in their early 19 and 24 years of life.
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