Lupus Changed How I Saw Myself

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.

The aftermath

It changed the way I see life. It's been 26 years and I'm still dealing with the aftermath of my negative thinking. I didn't see it as a blessing and that's what made having it even worse, not seeing the positivity in the diagnosis.

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