Hi, from Texas...
Diagnosed with "Lupus-Like Symptoms" or "Connective Tissue Disorder" for various reasons.
Since this is new, I'm learning new pains and so forth.
Lately - tingling (hands, sometimes feet); joint pain; moderate to severe foot pain; extremely sensitive to cold, sunlight (eyes); pale toes (cold); chest pain; nausea; interrupted thinking; mild to moderate fatigue; lightheaded to almost-fall-over dizzy; and my weirdest ---- when I get upset (flash in the pan type moments of anger), I get seriously weak, lightheaded and a couple of times - foggy/disoriented.
Symptoms, from what I can trace back, started to get my attention in about
October. Went to family doctor, a neurologist, then to a rheumatologist.
I was "let go" from my job just before Christmas in December (the day after I told my boss I was being tested for Lupus and a couple of weeks after telling his assistant). Coincidence? Maybe.
So, no followups for me (no insurance). I'm just praying my symptoms stay as mild as they are; although, some days I hurt so terribly bad.
Anyway, I certainly realize that it could be so much worse and I hurt for those of you who are debilitated by this
Know that you are in my prayers.
Since then I've started reserving (minimal hours/month) and volunteering at the local hospital (4 hrs/week).
Well, that's about