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Re: 24F JUST GOT POSITIVE BLOOD TEST 4 LUPUS......SCARED
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Posted by Gail Shatley
on November 24, 2000 at 10:54:58:
In Reply to: Re: 24F JUST GOT POSITIVE BLOOD TEST 4 LUPUS......SCARED posted by Kathy on September 25, 2000 at 13:42:12:
: : HI...IM A 24F WHO GOT BLOOD RESULTS THE OTHER DAY...DOC SAID LUPUS TEST WAS POSITIVE........WELL.....I WAS GIVEN PAIN MEDS..THATS IT!!!!!!!! I HAVE BAD BAD JOINT PAIN AND FATIGUE...THATS WHY SHE TESTED......WELL WHAT THE ELL DO I DO ABOUT THE LUPUS!!!!!! IM SCARED!!!!!!! WITH NO ANSEWERS!!!!!! SHE SAID SINCE I DONT HAVE THE RASH YET THEN SHE CANT TECHNICLLY SAY I HAVE LUPUS....WHAT????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP IM VERY SCARED........ALSO FYI I HAVE MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, DUODENITIS, AND IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, AS WELL AS OSTEOARTHRITIS IN SPINE........YEAH GREAT HEALTH FOR A 24YR OLD I KNOW.....IT IS SO DEPRESSING....FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT HOME PLEASE AT KIANA@A-ZNET.COM THANK YOU!!!!!!! KAREN
: Hi Karen, My name is Gail. I am a Systemic Lupus patient also. I was diagnosed in 1986. I was diabeled for 11 years and could not work but I tried very diligently to adhere to exactly what my doctor said and I am very thankful to say, I have been back in th ework force since 1997. I do have PAIN at times and when I hurt, I really do hurt but it has not afected my job duties as of yet. I was told I would never work again so you see with all the new meds out there today, even more than what they had when I was diagnosed there is hope. Don't ever give up hope. I was so determined to win the fight against this terrible disease and at least not allow it to control my life.You do get depressed and I knew nothing about this disease when I was told I had it. But I started research and learned everything I could about it so I would know the rules I must learn to live by. Feel free to email me and let me know if I can help.
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