Well I have commented and asked a question so thought I had better introduce myself and start logging. I am a stay at home mum to 4 little ones aging from 6 months to 7 years. I have had various health issues since I was a teenager but in 2002 I was admitted into hospital where they said I probably had some sort of autoimmue thing but they weren't sure which it was and sent me home. Then in 2006 after my 2 boys had been born and I had a few miscarriages I got a sore leg that wouldn't go away finally after a few more months I was referred to rheumy and then another rheumy or 2 later I have the diagnosis of probably sle. I was put on hydroxychloroquine given steroid injections and various pain killers.
Since then I have come off the meds when I became pregnant again and as I am trying to breastfeed I have stayed off the meds (not my best plan possibly ).
I am so happy to have this site as I feel that although family empathise they do get fed up and can't really understand what it is like. I also get the oh poor you pity thing from some and that drives me mad.
I am really looking forward to speaking to people that understand.
All the best to you all