I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been looking at the board for a few weeks and have found a lot of useful information. I'm 30 and a mom to 2 boys. I started getting weird symptoms a couple of months into my 2nd pregnancy last year. I kept being told it might be my thyroid fluctuating (have had Graves for a few years)to account for my extreme fatigue or that it might just be a symptom of pregnancy. After I had my son in October and dealing with him being hospitalized multiple times and dealing with all of his medical issues, my body shut down one evening in Walmart. I could hardly walk back to my car. I was diagnosed with MXCTD (I have a lot of Lupus symptoms but my rheumatologist can't say definitively what I've got) and Sjogren's Syndrome to go along with my Graves Disease. I have minor aches and pains but I'm mainly exhausted all the time to the point of passing out. I also have costochondritis (sp?) I'm currently on Plaquenil (7weeks) and Prayer. Plaquenil hasn't kicked in yet but the praying is keeping me sane. I hate this fatigue so much. It's unnatural! I've got my 4 year old overdosed on McDonalds because I'm too tired to cook. Well, enough complaining on my part. :) You all seem very knowledgable and friendly. I look forward to talking to you!
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