Your discussion posted twice so I wanted to include this response from Lisatru62 -
"Getting a doctor to listen is sometimes the hardest part. You just have to be persistent. I had lupus symptoms for 10 years and was told it was a common rash, you are pre-menopausal, your stressed and even I need therapy. I never gave up.
I finally got mad and demanded to see another doctor in dermatology. She was my turning point. My rash looked autoimmune related but not lupus specific. She ran some blood tests.
I am thankful that I kept at them and finally found a doctor who had the insight to know what an autoimmune rash looks like. Since then I've been tested to death and have found out that my lupus, left uncontrolled has caused many other health issues.
Don't let them tell you you are crazy. Keep at them and eventually you will find the right smart doctor. Good luck.
It's Friday the 13th, are you superstitious? Anyone celebrating a birthday today or anyone born on Friday the 13th.
Share your plans for the weekend. Are you planning on venturing outside in the heat or planning something inside to stay cool?
I hope to relax! After 4 weeks of my daughter attending theater day camp ending with 6 performances of Seussical Jr. last weekend, then jumping into Camp Invention this week and the Inventor's Showcase today, I am beat! I know she is ready for some down time and I am too!
Here is a pic of my little Whodunnit Who. She is the one on the left.
Traveling can be challenging for anyone who already is dealing with chronic pain, problems with sleep and trying to stay cool. Whether it's road trips or flying or just staying in a hotel or a strange bed in a family member's home, traveling can be difficult. How do you manage it?
Share your summer plans, travel tips for managing while on the go.