Rheumatoid Arthritis Testimonials

Dawn P, Las Vegas
June 16, 2008

“How did I get here? Why do I have nothing left to give to my work that I love? In November, 2000 “they” (the doctors) said I had Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and shortly thereafter with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. All of these are autoimmune diseases, and I was told that they can come in clusters!! I was horrified!!

Believe it or not, the worst of these autoimmune conditions was the fibromyalgia. Why? Because it was so unpredictable! The pain that travels from one side of the body to another, the fatigue, the inability to think (loss of cognitive function) also called fibro fog. While all of my conditions were life threatening, the Lupus and the RA were more long term, and more predicable, while the fibromyalgia was not predictable at all. In addition, the doctors all think your nuts, and the first thing they want to do is prescribe antidepressants of all different kinds. I told them “I’m not crazy, I’m I pain!!”

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