Ok…so…how embarrassing is this? For two weeks now I’ve been blaming my aches, pains, weakness and malaise on my “lupus flare”. I mean, it has felt the same as it always does, plus factor in the wedding and attendant stresses and of course its a flare, right?
Wrong. I’ve been noticing I have sniffles and a sore throat..then it occurred to me that back in the old days, 4 years ago, before I knew I had lupus, I used to get flu like symptoms every fall and spring. I mean I always felt REALLY sick. Only now, ever since I was diagnosed with lupus, I think that every single ache and pain I ever get is a lupus thing.
Well, the rest of the story is obvious from my title. Today I dimly remembered how I used to feel, pre-lupus, so I tried my favorite allergy medication and it worked like a charm. I feel like a new woman! Hear me roar, everyone!
So, this supports Freud’s famous line…sometimes flu like symptoms are just…flu like symptoms…