Still feeling new to the Lupus. 5 years in now.

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Date Joined Apr 2014
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   Posted 4/1/2014 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello out there Lupie people!

I'm new here, trying to get into talking about me and my messy self. I'm diabetic 45 years, Chronic pain from an accident 10 years and after the birth of my second son I started feeling tired all the time. No energy. I was diagnosed with PPD. I did not feel depressed at the time I was just really tired. The hormone levels were all flung about, I was losing hair by the handfulls, my pain levels were out the roof! The diabetes was, well, BAD. I think for me the worst part was not being able to do any scrapbooking. My hands were killing me! My pain management doc sent me to an RA. Joy, I thought, one more doctor to add to the herd. I got one of those lovely questionnaires in the mail before my appointment. There I was ticking little boxes here and there. I got to the last sheet, 9 questions in a group, different type than the rest of the questions and almost set apart from the rest. As I read each question I could not understand what losing hair had to do with my hands aching like crazy. Soars in my mouth? I had them so long I thought well doesn't everybody have them? None of it made sense till I got to that appointment. Out of the nine questions I answered yes to seven of them.

I still have not figured this whole thing out. I seem to be running around in this viscous cycle of high blood sugar to pain on mydamaged leg to flare up to steroid to the beginning again with high blood sugars. I need to be on a diet to avoid food triggers on the Lupus but then I need to avoid too many carbs with the diabetes. Diabetes is low carb high protein where anti-inflammatory diet is low protein and carbs to avoid problems with the renal failure and I'm spinning my wheels and getting aggrivated again. I'm bumming. I've got to many things to do in my life and I can't do them. I've tried to keep it real and know my limitations but I need to get things dome and i feel like a worthless slug laying in bed all the time. When I can get up it's only for a short time because of the pain in my leg and my back. I don't like being a burden on my family and I'm making an effort to find other types of ways to feel better. I need to feel better and be more of a help and not a hindrance.
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