I am looking for hope . Seven years ago, after a long time thinking I was a hypochondriac I was diagnosed with lupus SLE without organ involvement . I had to give up work and for the last six years went through good and bad times. More bad than good. Two years ago I had a break down and soon after got diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety disorder and recurrent depression . I felt awful and started gaining a lot of weight due to a concoction of medications and lack of motivation to do anything.
Luckily I have a very loving husband and family, they have helped me a lot. Last year after a very bad flare of what we thought was just lupus my husband , who had already taken all his holiday leave to take care of me gave up work to become my full time Carer. As we decided that lupus mixed with my mental health was getting too much for me.
Not long after he gave up work we discovered my bad flare was due partly to lupus and fibromyalgia . A new condition ! I got more depressed and the cycle started again. The start of this year I found out I also have chronic fatigue syndrome/ME .
I have specialists and drugs and support from my husband and my family and I also know there are people a lot worse off than me but I just want to know does life ever get to be any kind of normal ??
Please any advice would be greatly appreciated