Hello! I came across this website by accident as I was doing a little bit of research. Everyone on here seems so supportive that I thought I might be able to get a little moral support before my upcoming doctor's appointment. I'm going to try to keep this short - - I know you have a lot of people that would like feedback on their symptoms, etc. I am one of those people - - I'm very curious to find out what anyone's thoughts might be on the symptoms I've had for the past few years. I know I need to see a doctor, but I'm nervous about
what kind of response I'll get and I'm trying to build up my confidence some.
Five years ago, while I was pregnant with my son, there was protein in my urine several times. My doctor mentioned being concerned about
lupus, but later urine tests didn't show any protein. I never did pursue it because I was focused on my pregnancy and was just relieved that the doctor didn't seem worried about
Since that time I've had symptoms that have I at first tried to blame on pregnancies (I've had two more since that time) and stress.
I'll just list them and try to keep it brief:
Joint and muscle pain that moves around, mostly in jaw, knees, elbows and thumb joints
Cold hands and feet
Unusually (for me) dry skin and an extremely itchy round (maybe an inch?) rash on my knee
Pain in my upper back and sides when breathing deeply
Central serous retinopathy (have no idea of that is related and there's a good chance I misspelled it!)
I am probably forgetting something... since it seems I forget everything lately. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Maybe it will give me more information/confidence when I go to my appointment.