We have diseases that most people don't understand. But we keep fighting and we keep on trucking

We have diseases that most people don't understand. But we keep fighting and we keep on trucking

Good morning my name is Mary Beth dupree. I am 58 years old. I have one dog Coco, two grown daughters, one grandson. 15 years ago I was diagnosed with RA , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome and Reynauds syndrome. I am so happy that I found this community. we are the only ones who truly understand what each other go through. I don't know why my photo is sideways! I'll try to figure that out later 😀

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  • Hi Mary Beth, I' m 58 y/o too and my dx's are SLE, RA, SJOGRENS,RAYNAUD'S as well. As you say not everyone understands what we go through, sometimes not even the nurses or people in medicine

    Actually I've had a flare up of RA and Sjogrens for 2 yrs and in tx with a lot of meds but attacking the flare up with Rituxan ,methotrexate and prednisone. My numbers are lowering but still are high.

    Hope we have the chance to communicate later. I had my infussion yesterday and not feeling that great today

    Hope you have a great week.

    Regards!!

  • Hey Maggie. So nice to hear from you. We're sisters in disease LOL. I've been in a flair for the last eight months. My rheumatologist is trying some other meds. I'm maxed out on methotrexate, so if we can't get it under control, the next step is infusions. I'm sorry you don't feel well. But I understand. We will talk later

  • Thanks Kia...i'll check it out

  • The keep on trucking in banner is the original! So good to it again

  • It's also nice to find people who are in the same situation as I am. I hope we can help each other

  • Nice to meet and talk with you Kia.