Just wanted to introduce myself. My screen name is "abyrd". I am 28 years old, female. I was diagnosed with SLE Lupus in September of 2008. I am looking for a good group of people to talk to that can relate to my condition so I thought I'd give this site a ttingry. I have been on this site before but never to post on the forum.
I have 2 kids under the age of 3. Since I found out I was pregnant with the first I stopped all my meds. Was on plaquenil for a short period of time in between kids and haven't been on anything for over 2 years. I just recently started seeing a Rheumatologist a couple weeks ago and am waiting on some lab work to get done before my next appt.
For at least the past 8 months or so I have had pains in my arms and legs...mostly focusing on my ankles and wrists. If i am doing cleaning or shopping and on my feet for quite a while it seems to make it worse once I have settled down for the day. Does anyone else have this problem? My dr. is checking for arthritis also.
Thanks all and I look forward to getting know everyone in this group =)