I’m new here!
Hi, my name is schultra. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.
I am 26 years old and I have had chronic pain all of my life. They said it was carpal tunnel and tendonitis when I was in middle school. I have also had issues with migraines, diagnosed celiac, and IGA nephropathy. Recently my joint pains have been affecting my mobility. I had some positive test results for ana and inflammation in April. I recently went to MUSC and they said my recent set of blood work is completely normal other than ana of 1:80. What do I do with normal blood work but constant pain?
Several weeks ago, I started a free trial of the NOOM app. Like a lot of people with fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases, I have gained over 100 pounds over the last 20 years. This past year, I gained almost 40 pounds while on massive steroid treatments for my IgA Nephropathy. I have been struggling to breathe and even had to go on oxygen. I lost 20 pounds on my own, then lost another 5 with help from the app. The weight loss is very slow, but it is staying off. I feel a lot better. Because of that, I am motivated to keep going. It is very hard, but feeling better makes all of the difference in the world. So, that is my good thing!