I was diagnosed with sle, Discoid lupus, raynurds disease and rheumatoid arthritis 5 weeks ago.I feel so depressed most days, i have a 4 month old baby and a 2 year old to contend with and most days its a struggle to get out of bed. I have been put on hydrochloroquine and so far feel no better, in fact worse as I now feel sick all the time and have stomach pain! I called my Rhemo as my steriod injection ran out 2 weeks ago and I have felt worse since then but they still have not replied to me about having another one! Although all my family and friends have been great, they can never understand how I feel and I sometimes feel like they think I am putting it on. Today is not a good day, woken up my joints are so swollen I want to stay in bed, the only thing that as got me up is my children.
Sorry for the rant