I break out in hives when I am exposed to really cold weather or cold water, it started when I was a teenager. I also broke out in hives while in the sun, this has happened only once, I usually only get a lacey type rash.
The main symptoms of lupus that I have are: fatigue, joint pain, sun sensitivity, headaches, mouth sores, fatigue & GI problems.
I am gluten sensitive and stick to a strict gluten free diet. There are some foods we should avoid... night shade veggies (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, white potatoes), alfalfa seeds and sprouts.
If you search on the internet for "foods to avoid with lupus" it will bring up a ton of sites, here is a link to one that I trust: www.uklupus.co.uk/news42.html
I hope this helps. I am sure there will be others along shortly to give you more information. Take care
StacieTrust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~ DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006Meds: Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)