Hi, I haven't been officially diagnosed yet but tested positive in ANA blood test. Almost two years ago, I was having extreme exhaustion which doctor claimed it was probably sleep apnea. My body was hurting and aching and he said it was probably because my thyroid levels were off and my synthroid dosage needed to be lowered. I had a rash on the inside of my elbow area that was not going away for a few months and bad headache. Headache he said was allergies and gave me flonase. Rash he said to put cortisone 10. Even with all these symptoms and positive blood test, he did not put it all together. This past end of March we found out my brother had cancer and he passed away June first. I think that is what triggered Lupus flare. Middle of April I all of a sudden got floaters and blurry vision. Finally went to optometrist when it still had not cleared up in September. She said I had a lot of inflammation and possible retina detachment which turned out to be just the bad inflammation not detachment. I explained to her, ophthalmologist, and retina specialist about the positive blood test result and they all believe it is Lupus causing the Uveitis. I am on prednisolone, cyclopentolate, and AlphaganP drops in left eye while I wait for appointment with uveitis eye doctor for the inflammation. . Having a lot of pain in both wrists and extreme fatigue, headaches and emotional. Left side of my face and left arm go numb and scares me. My husband lost his job in May so we lost insurance just in time for all this to happen to me and it has been a nightmare trying to get help. Trying to find an online support group in my area and came across this one so I figured it might help even if it is not in my area. I feel very alone and feel like my husband is either in denial or doesn't believe how I feel. Sorry for the long post.
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