Lupus and Chicken Pox
Anyone got some info about the above. I have had Shingles twice, and at the moment have chicken pox for the second time since a child, and it is not pleasant. The itching is driving me mad, the pain has multiplied that of my Lupus, or vice versa.
it took a long time for me to be diagnosed. It didn't help that my ex husband was in the Military, so every time i was due for a hospital appointment, he would be posted. So I had to start all over again. It was only when a fantastic GP called Kate Mash at my medical center in Wiltshire sent me to the Lupus Clinic at St Thomas' in London that I was finally diagnosed about 12 years ago.
There needs to be more National awareness (or someone famous) to put the public and many Drs aware. My new local hospital in Tunbridge Wells, Kent appear to still be in the dark about it. It doesn't help that I also have Autonomic Neuropathy, a brain stem lesion that also compromises my immune system. Many Drs have not heard of this either, so double trouble. Doctors do not like it when a patient knows more about there illness than they do. I have been prescribed liquid morphine for the pain my illnesses cause, but whenever I am rushed to hospital, that is all they concentrate on. One of the side affects of my Autonomic Neuropathy is Semi Locked in Syndrome, along with Holmes Aides Pupil, which means my pupils do not respond to a torch being shone in them. My ex husband was told I was dead 3 times, that is how unaware some so called Medical Professionals are.
There needs to be more public awareness of Lupus, a National campaign, TV Documentaries, or someone famous, but in the main more Drs should know more about it.