Another welcome to the forum!
My first symptoms were pain in my jaw joints (TMJ), strong sensitivity to fluorescent lights, sunlight, heat. Fatigue. Then it moved into feeling like I had the flu all the time, but never, ever had the flu. Pneumonia, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs), inflammed heart valves, heart palpitations. Lots of headaches. The pleurisy and heart palpitations put me in the hospital. that's when my diagnosis came. It took over a decade of doctors and tests and worsening symptoms to get the diagnosis though. I had ALL the positive blood work too.
Lupus is only comparable to MS because they're both autoimmune diseases. The early symptoms of both diseases can be very similar, but an MRI will quickly determine if it MS or not. The brain lessions are totally different.
Let us know how it all goes okay,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus