I am a 43 woman, working on getting diagnosed with lupus. I don’t even know where to begin. I have had chronic leg aches for several years.
Two years ago, I developed skin lesions of the face and arms. I was sent to a dermatologist and the sores were tested. The tests came back negative of skin cancer. Then blood work was done to test for Lupus. The tests came back with a high probability of Lupus.
I received steroid cream, and the sores cleared up. My doctor and I chose to not partake in medicine since my leg pain was tolerable, I got better.
During the last three months, things have started spiraling downhill. I am now suffering with such severe leg pain that it is hard for me to get up and walk. I am suffering from headaches, vomiting, depression, skin lesions on hands and arms, fatigue, coordination issues, and eye sight problems.
My pain has also moved into my feet and hands. I am scared to death, I work 40 hours a week and it takes all my strength to go to work, smile, and pretend nothing is wrong. I finally got up the courage to make an appointment and get the ball rolling again. I’m afraid one of these days I won’t be able to walk. I feel so alone and helpless. My family really doesn’t understand what it is like to not be able to walk.
I’m frustrated and really need someone to talk to. Thank you.
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.