Generations of autoimmune diseases
My mother was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 41. She lived with it for 30 years before she passed from liver failure.
Psoriatic arthritis diagnoses
Six years ago, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. It took a while, but now with the help of Humira, I am learning to live with it.
My 42-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis as well. She is still trying to cope with the fatigue and leg pain. She comes to me a lot asking for suggestions on how to try to handle all this.
Feeling guilty about autoimmune disease family history
I feel terrible that because of my family history she now suffers so much. It is so hard to see her in so much pain but still has to be a mom to her four kids. Every day the two of us work together to try to cope. I wish I knew the secret to not feel so guilty for my daughter's pain.
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