I'm so glad found this site!!!
I didn't really know much about auto immune diseases until recently, my mum told me my aunt has lupus so i looked it and thought alot of the symptoms coicided with mine. and i thought i would ask to see what you all think. a little bit about me:
I'm 27 yo female, i haven't been well for about 6 years, my main symptoms are fatigue, malaise (as thou i have the flu), sometimes every muscle in my body hurts as though i have ran a marathon i think its called myalgia??, at the minute i'm getting lots of mouth ulcers the ones under my tongue hurt the most!! dry mouth and lips especially in the morning i've starting putting vaseline beside my bed as my lips keep cracking. i feel as though i have bad joints which includes ankles knees and hips, very bad backs. I get brain for and have a bad memory
I have had a total of 7 pregnancies, 3 of which ended in miscarriage, My last pregnancy i developed pre eclampsia which is apparently not a common as it is usually your 1st? i also ended up with post pre eclampsia and was ion blood pressure meds for about 4 months, my urea was also high for about 4 months after the birth.after my last 2 caesareans i also had wound infections and celulitious
I went to see my doctor about it all about a year ago and he done a blood test for thyroid which came back clear so he said i had chronic fatigue syndrome, he game me anti depressants which gave me sore heads, so he changed me to anafranil (for narcolepsy ) which made me extreemly drowsy to the point i couldn't function at all!
So for now i'm just managing, i'm always at the doctors for one thing or another and i'm starting to feel like a hypocondriac so i don't know whether there is any point mentioning to my doc about possible auto immune problems as i DO NOT think it is CFS. In in the last 8 weeks i have had pneumonia, about 8 mouth ulcers, 2 different colds another chest infection and a throat infection which made my glands swell and myalgia for 4days
I'm so sick of being sick!!!!!!!
Every-one here has a lot more experiance so what do you think??
P.s sorry for the rant it just gets so frustrating when you know there is something wrong!
Kezi x x