Can a Neurologist dx Lupus? or is it better to go to a family Dr.?
I am being tested for MS and have posted on that board and someone mentioned that I come over here and read up on Lupus.
I am in constent pain, I am so tired all the time. My feet kill me and I can hardly walk when I just go shopping at the mall or stores. This summer has been the worst for me, I get so sick when im outside. My face turnes red and I get dizzy/light headed and sweat so much.
Anyone know if heart palapations, are common with Lupus? I have been put on atenolol for this.
Also, I am terribly embarressed to wear any kind of shirt that shows my back as I have a rash all over the top half of my back, nomatter what I use it never goes away.
I have terrible joint pain, I am almost unable to walk at the end of a busy day some days.
My face has started on occasion to twitch, like my nostril or my upper lip, its not noticible to anyone, I can just feel it. (this is new).
I get these episodes of...vertigo, where everything just goes "zoom" for a few seconds, and then it goes away.
Ringing in my ears ALL the time.
I have spotty/blurred vision on occasion.
The biggest thing (besides the pain I am in) is, reciently in the past few months, I can't think straight, I can't find my words. I have short term memory loss, and I feel stupid.
I know I sound stupid when some things come out all wrong, even if its just ONE word, im so self consious now, that I am avoiding haing out with my friends. I can't understand what is going on with me. I just want an answer.
My Dr. sent me for MRI's and to a Neuro specialising in MS, but so far nothing has shown up.
When i posted on the MS board and saw the word LUPUS I was very courious...
Do these symptoms relate to Lupus?
Thank you for any help or suggestions in advance. I feel like im falling apart and I feel like things are happning really fast. Im scared and just want answers.