I woke up one day last March and my foot looked like something from the Flintstones. Extremely swollen like I was a stopping a car barefooted. Earlier at work I was having problems with my hands, like major problems. I've worked in restaurants most of my life and now I had no strength to open a bottle of wine or champagne. I tried to hide the hand thing but I was limping at work, not a good look. I even went to the ER and they didn't know (I was living abroad and healthcare is a bit different). They gave me a shot in my butt for pain and sent me home. I was in agony and really scared. Fast forward a few months I moved back to the states and I knew it was either Lupus or RA. The first doctor I went to said I was too young he didn't believe it, but the symptoms were there and the tests came back positive. I have a rheumatologist, I take 20+ pills a day depending on the day and I'm filing for disability because I can't work, at least not what I've been doing. Please help me understand the process. I'm depressed. It feels like each week I lose something else, mobility independence, my job, can't drink because of the meds, can't even accidentally get pregnant, can't carry stuff, can't travel, can't walk. I feel suicidal. Did anyone else feel this way.
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Hello I have asked before for prayers and when everyone prays for me it really does help me. I want to ask if you may all pray for me to have the motivation and drive to get back into fitness, workoing out and eating healthy. I used to be into fitness before I got schizophrenia. I miss it. It kept me happy but now with schizophrenia I lost my drive and discipline to continue. If I can miraculasly...