Diagnosed with Lupus
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|Thu, 11-21-2013 - 11:27pm|
I have recently been diagnosed as having Lupus. What I thought was dry facial skin and roscea was wrong. My best friend had Lupus years ago (she has since passed away) and I watched her struggle with that awful disease. I don't know what I may have to go through, but I won't give in to it whatever might happen. We have one life and we should always take each day as one day at a time. I am finding myself becoming tired more easily (which I thought was due to age) and I had the aches and pains everywhere. I'm on prednisone at present, but only for another month. I can't stay on it long term. The prednisone has made my appetite increase and has also caused me to gain weight. I suffered with the pain for almost 6 weeks before the diagnosis and it was horrible. With the steroid, I'm pain free. Hopefully, I'll be able to take something for the pain after I stop the prednisone.
My mother is losing her grip on reality and merging into a fantasy world. Other than that, she's about the same and her overall healthis good.
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