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    trying4abetter_future posted:
    My name is Marisa and I am 32. I suspect I have been living with Lupus for 3yrs now...since the birth of my 2nd child. I have been to 2 docs one of which is a blood doc. I am severly anmeic and am receving iron infusion now. Still yet to see a arthritis doc. for my severe pain in every joint from my head to my toe. Also have the butterfly rash which cause my primary to ck my blood and the antibody showed up in my blood. I am scared to death and just want to be healthy for my babies. They are 6 and 2...I am a single mommy in pain and scared. The last time I was on web md was the pregnancy boards almost 3 yrs ago.
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello Marisa -

    While waiting for others to respond I wanted to pop in and welcome you back to the communities!

    Keep posting and checking in for suggestions on how to manage this thing called lupus and life!

    Also be sure to check our Lupus Health Center and Lupus Community TV if you haven't already done so.

    I also wanted to bring this discussion to your attention, maybe you have some support or advice to offer this member about Balancing Parenting and Lupus .


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