I have suspected Lupus in myself as well. I get the butterfly rash from time to time, being outside, especially in the summer wipes me out completely. I am also very sensitive to sunlight. This all came on about 8 years ago, well before my IBD reared it's ugly head. To be honest, I just don't have the energy to even CONSIDER that I have more problems than I already know about...lol I suppose that if my organs start shutting down, then I will look into it further.
It is fairly common though for people to have more than one autoimmune disease. So, don't think that your questions are off base or anything. And, the rash is a pretty solid sign of Lupus. Have you taken a picture of it yet? You should get a good pic, in case it decides to disappear right before you go to the doctor. :) Then you can be sure to show it to him. :)
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