Originally Posted by lightnerbride
I'm not sure what SLE is but with FM comes fatigue too so it doesn't mean you have CFS too but the likelyhood is that if you have post activity fatigue along extreme fatigue and unrefreshing sleep that you've got it too. A lot of doctors try to avoid making the CFS diagnosis but if you fit the criteria for it make sure to push for the diagnosis in case you become unable to work in the future and neeed disability. Social Security actually pays out better for CFS than FM from what I hear anyway.
Sorry. SLE is lupus.
Yes, I have ALL that - SEVERELY - and then some.
I've been thinking of talking to my rheumy about that dx, but she already treats me like a nut. This is very frustrating since she's the very one that dx me w/ SLE, FMS, Raynaud's, Sjogren's, arthritis...
I've been trying to get SSI Disability for about 5 or 6 years to no avail. I'm not giving up though.