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Old 09-07-2009, 09:37 AM   #18
Gypsylady Gypsylady is offline
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Re: what were your first symptoms of lupus?

my long list of symptoms began when I was a youngster....reactions to immunizations....a severe case of the mumps....so-called growing pains in my legs....severe PMS....2 miscarriages....terrible pregnancies resulting in C-sections....crippling joint pain....recurring urinary issues....IBS....horrible headaches with vision disturbances....insomnia....mood swings so bad that there were times when I thought that Dr. Jekyl was my twin(obvious CNS involvement)....butterfly rash like a wind burn on my face....I hated how I felt & hated how I looked....then 5 years ago I got so severely ill I had to quit work....my legs & feet had gotten so swollen that I couldnt walk never mind trying to put my shoes on....they finally DX me with having SLE....last year they added hypothyroid....3 months ago they added Sjogrens (SS)....getting so tired & frustrated with all the supposed drugs to try & combat things that I wonder if I will ever have a good day as opposed to having all the bad days?