Hi all, I was diagnosed with 'possibly having Lupus' around 18 months ago and I've been struggling with what symptoms may or may not be associated with the lupus. I have for at least 15 years suffered with heavy and irregular menstrual bleeding despite trying many forms of the pill. It got to the stage 4 years ago where I was pretty much bleeding everyday so I decided, with also having some side effects from the pill, to stop taking it. Nothing changed after I'd stopped, still bleeding most days. I was told to give it 6 months to wait for the pill to fully be out of my body, then I was told to wait another 6 months... anyway to cut a very long story shorter! After being fitted in December last year with a Mirena coil and still having no change in constant bleeding I am now waiting to go into hospital tomorrow to have an Endometrial Ablasion, which basically means they will microwave the lining of my womb, causing it to scar and therefore no longer having periods. I am, as you can imagine terrified, and the closer I get to the day the worse my joint pain has been! I know it's the stress setting off my lupus and I wish I could control my stress better! Anyway, the advice I'm hoping for is, how do you all control stress and does it set off your lupus? Have any of you gone through this procedure? I'm scared of how much pain I may be afterwards! And any advice anyone can give generally I'd appreciate. Thank you all xx
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