I have a very good friend who has lupus, she has been sick for about
8 years, but was just offically diagnosed one year ago. Over the least 18 months she has had some very very sever flare-ups. The last one was in march when she was hospitallized for over a week, andmany people didn't not beleive she would live. Well while in the hospital she got a new doctor and lots of new medicines. And within a week of being released from the hospital she was a new person, she described it as waking up from a coma. we about
3 weeks ago she started having exteme mood changes. She has left her husband (who just 2 months ago thought was the greatest man in the world) and her 4 kids, she got a boyfriend, a new job (she was a stay at home), quit her church, and has turned on ALL of her friends. (I didn't know about
most of the changes until today, i have been trying to get hold of her but she wouldn't retun my calls, when i talked to her husband today he informed me. the last time we talked about
2-3 weeks ago our relationship was the same, and now she would talk to me and has nothing to do with me). She is also drinking heavily (she used to not drink at all), and smoking (she had quit years ago), and partying.
I know very little about lupus, and i am worried. I don't know what to do for her and i am very worried what she will do to herself. Her husband is afraid that she is Bipolar, but can't get her to get help. is there anyone out there with advice.