Lupus Changed How I Saw Myself
Last updated: June 2023
I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 21.
Getting diagnosed with lupus
I had a grand mal seizure and thought it was epilepsy. I didn't know entirely how the disease affected the body until I had a flare-up. Every part of my body hurt like hell and the medication took weeks before a therapeutic level was reached. I got extremely depressed, and I shut down. I felt so bad about myself.
How are you most likely to respond when someone offers you unsolicited advice about your lupus?