Taking 7 meds for lupus, pericarditis, rheumatoid arthitis, digestive problems, etc, and slowing down from active lifestyle has put me in a depressed place, my husband treats me like a patient, and I can't walk too well, he doesn't seem to think I should drive because of meds,just lost the last of my father's family, mother died before I was one, so my support system and best friends aren't around. need a life outside my home, but I really think I am developing acraphobia from being in the house. My husband and I seem to have reversed roles since he retired, so I am losing my independence, and the lupus seems to be taking my life away, I fight it every day and make the best of it,but it has taken the life out of me, happiness and energy, any suggestions, I have gone to counseling for a while, but nothing is working. I don't feel of any use anymore.
Jan 30 2010, 03:30 AM