Re: A Newbie to the site
Dear D'Layne, Welcome! I'm glad that you are finally being treated, but I'm sorry for your long ordeal. I had episodic but persistent problems since childhood, too. But even with the long years you decribe, it's still kind of shocking when it finally gets a name, somehow.
Anyway, there are lots of people here with lots of personal experience. Plus, lots of good info, if you want to read more, such as
(1) The "Resources" tab at the top of the page takes you to various sites, like MedLine Plus, etc.
(2) Ditto with the "sticky posts" (permanent posts) at the front of the Board.
(3) There are two hardcover authors that are especially good: Dr. Daniel Wallce & Dr. Robert Lahita. Most libraries & bookstores will have their lupus books.
Bye for now. I hope you check in & post often. Sincerely, Vee (Dx'ed in 2000 with SCLE, the intermediate subset of lupus, with positive anti-Ro)