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I'm here..what to do next?

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by BallerinaGirl, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. BallerinaGirl

    BallerinaGirl New Member

    Hiya all! I wanted to introduce myself; my name is Erica. I'm very nervous about what's to come, as I was recently diagnosed with SLE. I'm grateful to have found this group because I know having a support system is SO important, especially with others who are living with lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Much love to everyone.
  2. debatat

    debatat Moderator

    Hi and welcome to the site. It can be a rollercoaster of emotions to be diagnosed with a chronic illness, sadness, relief at finding out what is wrong. Take some time to process and be gentle with yourself. I hope that your treatment plan is helping you feel better.
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  3. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator


    You've managed so far and now you will have some tools in your arsenal to fight your symptoms. It may take time but once your medications kick in I expect you will see some improvement. In the meantime it would help to learn to listen to your body. Allow yourself to rest when your body lets you know you have pushed it too far. Also sunscreen and hats are your friends. You may not like using them but they may save you from having flares.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    Take care,

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