HI everyone, I am a 28 yr old mother of two rambunctious boys. I was recently diagnosed with lupus and RA. For the last 10 yrs I have struggled with chronic pain,fatigue, kidney problems, seizures an what I thought was depression. I now know what my problem has been. But been to so many drs and no one knew what the problem was. They kept diagnosing me with depression. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Everyone had a name. No one ever really done enough blood work. I go this week to see a kidney dr because I have bilateral thinning of the cortex on my right kidney. I have so many bad days. I don't wanna get out of bed. I work a 40hr work week as a freight manager then come home to my boys every night..I am really worried how I am going to function. I go see a rheumatologist soon. Til then my dr is treating me with cymbalta. Which isn't working. I know this isn't a board to complain on and i apologize. I just don't know what else to do. I did find your tips useful. I am definetly going to start keeping a diary.View Thread
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