Hello. My name is Angie and I am 35 years old. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two boys. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2004. My Lupus symptoms are mostly blood related, low platelets and APS, however, I do get joint pain, rashes, headaches, memory loss, and fatigue as well. I have a very supportive family who have been wonderful and help me when I just can't function.
I try to stay active and stay positive but sometimes it is definitely a challenge. I try to be open with everyone about everything and that has helped me tremendously with dealing with Lupus. I also make sure I eat well, I avoid artificial sweeteners because I have found that is a huge trigger for my flareups. I exercise at a gym, swimming, elliptical, walking, etc. I have a trainer that helps me with exercises to minimize the impact on my joints.
I am new to this board and look forward to sharing information and hopefully learning about how others deal with Lupus.View Thread