T.F.N.L.F
Diagnosed at 30

What do you want others to know about lupus?

THAT LUPUS CAN GO UNDETECTED SO PLEASE GET TESTED. ALSO IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HEREDITARY, BECAUSE I AM THE ONLY ONE IN MY FAMILY WITH LUPUS.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

BECAUSE I HAVE ANTIPHOSPHILIPID SYNDROME A FORM OF LUPUS. IT CAUSES BLOOD CLOTTING, AND THEREFOR I HAVE TO TAKE COUMADIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. AND I HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, WHICH IS VERY PAINFUL. I HAD TO STOP WORKING AND STOP GOING TO SCHOOL. I WAS IN THE NURSING FIELD AND I LOVED IT. SO I SUFFERED FROM SEVERE DEPRESSION AND OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

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