Posted 2/11/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -6)
I had to look up what Tumid Lupus was. Until your post, I hadn't even heard of it. I guess it's a form of DLE (Discoid Lupus erythmatosis). Good to know!
Your dry eyes could be Sjogren's Syndrome (show-grins). This is a very common autoimmune disorder that presents itself frequently with Lupus. When you talk to your rheumy or doctor, ask if you have been tested for this. A blood test will determine if you have the antibody or not.
Your increasing joint pain could be a symptom of Tumid, but it could also be an extension of SLE, systemic Lupus erythmatosis. That's what most of us have here.
Let your rheumy know all your new symptoms. Learn as much as you can about your Lupus. Knowledge is power!
Keep us posted!
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34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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