It is really common . . . but some of us don't realize we have a problem . . . we've just become used to things as they are. One thing I noticed is that the affects of the sun is cumulative. If I have days in a row where I need to go out (even driving), the affect adds up and I feel like I'm getting the flu.
Lupus is so different with each of us that it can be hard to dx. It is called the great imitator because it mimics so many ills. Dx is not done with a single test, but a list of criteria so it can be a challenge for the doc to figure things out.
Keep looking for answers. Lots of us figured it out before the docs by doing lots of research with our own symptoms.
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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