I was diagnosed with Lupus yesterday after two years of symptoms. All I have done is read lots of websites and medical leaflets I was given. I have had the symptoms for two years so have experienced living with Lupus (as much as I can) but it is a bit of a shock it suddenly having a name. Although there is a lot of information out there, I don't really know how to deal with it or manage it. I have also been diagnosed with imflammatory arthritis and I have extreme tiredness and weakness, anxiety, migranes and ulcers among lots of other symptoms, I've been given cortisone injections as I can't take the hydroxychloroquine I was given until after my exams in January incase I react to it. But for the past 6 months it feels that Lupus has taken over my life and it has affected every aspect of it. I'm only 18 and it feels really scary not knowing what to do or how to manage with everything and it would be really great to get some advice with how it is best to deal with the fatigue, trying to keep my stress down and even just how to live normally (or as much as possible!)
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