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|A little about me:|| When I was in elementary school I pulled a tick out of my head that had been there for at least a day before I discovered it. I was afraid and embarrassed to tell anyone. I pulled this tick out myself and it left a sore spot.
Shortly later developed a high fever and flu like symptoms, I was only about 6yrs old, I kept getting sicker and sicker. I was not taken to a Dr. until my arms would not straighten and my knees where so swollen that I could no longer walk. The family doctor said I had chicken box that had not broken out yet. After some time of more mis-diagnosis, including rheumatic fever, and being carried around for weeks. I was admitted to UCLA children's hospital.
It was there that I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and was put on experimental drugs. I spent weeks there while they strapped me down to tap my knees, only to have the fluid come right back in, they took my blood almost daily I was given experimental drugs (this was back in 1975 or 1976), I felt like a ginnie pig because so many doctors coming in to see me, trying to "help".
I was in so much pain my whole childhood, that it really took my childhood from me. Now I am an adult who is chronically ill and still NO real diagnosis. I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimotos (sp), which is also an autoimmune problem, I also have many other symptoms AI that are not RA symptoms.
The doctors all these years have told me its genetic, NO ONE in my family has any of these problems that should have been a clue...
|Hello everyone, I'd love to announce the first online MSIDS Support Group here on MDJ!!! Come find us!!!
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|Just sending out a quick hug to everyone. I know the struggle can really wear you down, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel...you can and will get better...should you fall...we will help you dust yourself off and pick yourself up...You are each and everyone of you worth it...Lots of love to everyone...
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