Tiana - Diagnosed Age 29
About 5 years ago I began to get sick (stomach issues, extreme fatigue, joint pain, rashes, and hair loss). I saw several different doctors and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me. I knew nothing about lupus, so it's not something I would have thought of. One day someone who saw my scalp said I should get checked for lupus. I gave my doctor a call, got blood work done and then was diagnosed with lupus.
Lupus has changed my life tremendously. I would like to bring more awareness to lupus and help people to understand this disease. The world needs to know how many people suffer from lupus and how much we suffer. I would like more research to be done. I pray a cure is found soon. I want to be a spokesperson for lupus because I live it every day. My worst symptom is extreme fatigue, and that alone will change your life and severely limit you.