Welcome, I'm Didi, this group is for people with autoimmune diseases or think they might have a disorder like Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, MS, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Narcotizing Vasulitis, Celiac Diseas(SPRUE)Peroarteritis nodosa,progressive systemic sclerosis, Alopecia Areata,Ankylosing Spondylitis, Behcet's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Juvinile Dermatomyosistis, Granulomatous Angiitis of the Central Nervous System(GACNS), Hashimoto's Disease, Autoimmune Enteropathy, Polyarteritis Nodosa, Guillian-Barre syndrome etc. Lets chat, and share and support each other. Need to vent, go ahead, we are not doctors, but we can help by sharing with each others, to know what to ask the doctor next time have an appointment. Just need a friend you come to the right place.
A little about me. I'm 34 years old, wife to David and mother of 3 special need kids Rebeca 14 who has ADHD and a mood disorder, David is 13 with Oposional Defiant Behavior, PDD and Apraxia, Damaris she is 11 and has Prevesive Developmental Disorder (autism), and Emmanuel the baby he is 1, and we live in Pennsylvania. I was diagnose with Systemic lupus erythematosus January 2000 and 2001 with Lupus Nephritis. I was on chemo (Cytoxan IV) to suppress my immune system. I'm now on Cellcept. I'm also on blood thinners, I had a PE on December 2001. I being up and down in my health, and with depression. Having this group has giving me and others a way to vent and relate to others with this types of disorders.
I hope you find the comfort your are looking for. Hope to chat with you soon.
Hope you are having a pain free day
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