Joandublin;502987 said:Hi there
Welcome to the site. Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It can come as quite a shock. What symptoms do you have? What medications are you on? It can take a while to get the right combination of medications to bring your lupus under control.
Do you have family or friends you could confide in? If you are still in school it would be a good idea to talk to a teacher or school counsellor about how you are feeling. Depression can be a part of Lupus itself but it can also come about because of the reaction to being diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Like Maia says, if you think you are depressed then you undoubtedly are. It doesnt necessarily mean that you might mean medication - it may mean that you need someone to help you come to terms with your diagnosis.
Please confide in someone and let them know how you are feeling and ask for help. You can get through this but you will need some support to do it.
In the meantime please feel free to ask any questions about Lupus or let us know how it affects you.
Take good care for now