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Hello, I'm JuniperRain. I am 32 and I live in Texas with my husband and two boston terriers (that I'm kind of obsessed with).
I started having symptoms in 2009. I remember I was suddenly exhausted all the time and my eyes felt dry. I mentioned this to a doctor and he mentioned Sjogrens in passing but said I could just get plugs in my eyes and it wasn't a big deal. Since "it wasn't a big deal" I didn't worry about it and even forgot about it until the next year when my joints started hurting a little and the fatigue came back. I thought my body was adjusting to my new desk job but then my symptoms progressed until it hurt to move and on days I could manage to get out of bed and go to work I was so tired and in so much pain that I couldn't focus to do my job. So after some time and tests I was diagnosed with Lupus and Sjogrens.
I think I have a positive outlook on life and that I am pretty happy person. I still work full time (even though I'd much rather be home with my dogs and sewing machine) and even though I have my own laundry list of diagnoses I still believe myself to be healthy.
It took me awhile to come to MDJunction after my diagnosis but I am glad I finally came around to the idea. Being able to ask questions and discuss things with people who truly do understand how I feel has been really nice. I have found some wonderful and supportive people here.
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