Ericka
Diagnosed at 16

What do you want others to know about lupus?

I have been living with lupus for over 12 years. I was 16 years old when I as diagnosed. I didn't kno what lupus was or what it affected. Luckly my PCP was on top of things and kne what test to have done to diagnose it correctly. He told me that I was luck he was able to catch it early. Anyone at any age can have lupus.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Every since I as diagnosed I have suffered from severe depression chronic neck and back aches. I have not been able to hold a full-time or part-time job. I managed to deliver twin healthy girls but difficult raising them. I cant walk, run, or play with them as I would like. I do pretty well now with daily activites then before.

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