LolaLola;527557 said:Dear Sabrina, I have Lupus and could not cope with all you do. My 17 year old has Lupus and had to pull out of College. In my opinion you are doing way too much. It will not be possible for you to push yourself through this.
My ANA was negative for a very long time too. Your School really MUST do more for you. Do you have supportive Parents who will go into the school to discuss what help you need?
Taking time off makes you feel so unreliable, and in my Daughters case she just got too far behind to catch up. I do know how awful this can be and also very difficult to explain to your friends. I am sorry if I sound over cautious but I do not want to see you break down completely through trying to meet the School's expectations.
Best Wishes and a big Hello,
hello :shake::shake:lazylegs;527559 said:Hi Sabrina,
Welcome to the site.
Only you will really know if you can make it to school or not. I know how it can be to wake up in so much pain you think you can't possibly make it out of bed let along go to school. In my experience though doing the normal daily things can help block out some of the pain. Laying in bed with nothing really to occupy your mind will bring the pain to the forefront.
There is a fine line of overdoing though. Is it possible to go 1/2 days when you are feeling so poorly? When my eldest daughter was having horrific migraines the school let her go to half of her classes one day and half the next. Just going a few hours less each day made it tolerable for her.
You might also want to discuss your pain level with your physician. He might be able to give you something to help.