Posted 8/7/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -6)
Oh yes, swollen lymph nodes are very common when lupus is flaring. It's actually one of the things a rheumy will check every time they see you. It's also very common in Sjogren's Syndrome. Do you have that? Dry mouth, eyes, nose?
So yes, if you're feeling icky and off and just not yourself, your lupus is probably in a bit of a flare. I would definitely call your pcp or rheumy tomorrow and get in to see them asap. If it is a virus, you want to kick it as soon as possible. If it's your lupus, you want to kick it to the curb too! The faster you catch a flare or illness in its tracks, the more equipped your body will be in the future to look after itself. It's also a great way to learn how to read your body and know what it's telling you!
Call someone tomorrow 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
34 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, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus