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Lupus board


Hi everyone,
sorry to come here and vent, especially being so new to the forum. I found out a little while ago the local support group I was going to attend Thursday isn't going to meet, so I need some help. I've been flaring for a little over a month now. What the docs originally thought was the flu at the beginning of November turned out to be a flare. I was hospitalized for a week. I'm on 50 mg daily of prednisone among two BP meds, water pills, potassium, pain meds and will be going through a 6 month regimn of cytoxan.
Of course you all know I am tired, that's an understatement. We are all tired. I'm frustrated I can't do what I did before, hoping to gain the energy to do what i can. I feel guilty my mother and husband are taking on everything, work, school, the home, the kids etc. They are both getting tired as well.
I need to know what some of you do to get past the hard days, the days where you are so frustrated, tired, angry, feel pity for yourself, don't want to talk to anyone and snap at those who are brave enough to talk to you days. I don't want to be like this, I really want to be that happy patient, that happy sick person who sees some positive somewhere...I'm just having a hard time seeing it right now.