Hi all im sorry but im in need of a moan and no one else seems to understand how i feel!!! i was diagnosed with lupus in dec 2011 after 3 years of going backward and forwards to the DR with tiredness, pain in my feet and knees also my elbows and shoulders! I was sent to podiatry who told me i had osteoarthritis in my feet i was given insoles for my shoes and sent away!! after returning to the DR as this had not helped at all I was sent to physiotherapy and was told that i have arthritis in my knees ... I was advised to go back to the Dr for pain medication..on my retune to the DR still complaining about the tiredness and pain it was decided a blood test would be done ...I returned to the Dr ( it was a locam DR for this visit ) 1 week later to be told that my cholesterol was high and there was another result that was high but nothing to worry about I was given paracetamol and told to not think of them as the lessor cousin ??? at this point I wanted to cry and scream !!!! after 2 weeks of taking paracetamol I once again returned to the DR I explained what I had been given and what I had been told the Dr looked up the test results looked at me and said I think you have lupus!! I was then sent to specialist who after 2 more blood test confined I have lupus sle ...so that was in dec 2011 since then ive had a reaction to the lupus meds a chest infection that needed 2 weeks of antibiotics and 2 weeks of steroids to clear up .... and 2 UTI s ...I have just received my DLA form back in forming that i do not qualify ..despite the fact that i can not go out on my own as my feet and knees are so painful and i need someone to hold on to as i keep toppling backwards ect ect ect ...i feel so guilty as i cant take my 9 year old out to places cos my feet just seem to stop working !!!!!!! as i said i needed a moan !!!!!!
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