I really need help. I have been battling this illness for several years now and they just came up with the diagnosis of lupus. First they said I had herpes and treated it as such, but the symptoms just kept adding up and the illness progressing. I have so many things going on with my body at one time, that I am not even sure which way to turn now. I can't take steroids because I have been diagnosed with avascular necrosis. I constantly fight fatigue and my family thinks I am just lazy at this point. They wrote me off as a hypochondriac so its now hard to get help with anything. Let me try to name a few things going on. I have periods of A-Fib, have had several blood clots in my legs. Like I mentioned the avascular necrosis, just this last week I have been fighting pleurisy(this is new). I have CAD with one stent. I fell and broke my femur in January most likely from osteoporosis. It seems like it is a daily battle. I am on the methotrexate 2.50mg. 30tablets each week. And plaquenil 400 mg a day. I can't take steroids or anti inflammatory meds because of the AVN. This is the first time I have got to vent and it sure feels good. Sorry for the rambling, but any comments or suggestions would be helpful. I really have a lot more going on, but these seem to be the biggest and most bothersome. I also take Coumadin which keeps me from taking any kind of anti inflammatory meds.