I have visited this board previously with a few questions, and was told I don't have Lupus.
However I do have Lymes disease, and my doctor had me tested for Lupus. When she got the results, she said it's mild, not really anything, just a mild skin Lupus. I took that with a grin of salt, as she did as well.
Well, as times goes by, I feel Lupus symptoms are growing. I used to get really bad rashes on my arms in the summer, used to be very sensative to the sun, had major body aches and pains, especially in the areas where I've injured the area, like my ankles and knees. I've had wrist pain, but thought it was because of typing on my Laptop while sitting on the couch, like I'm doing right now. I get massive headaches, will urinate a lot, especially at ight, find it hard to control my urgency to go, have high blood pressure issues, and severly dry skin, mouth, hair, and...that's it for the dryness. I don't have a Malar rash, I have tons of energy at all times of the day and night, have no body aches and pains for a while, and can excercise with no issues. As of late, I've been suffering from bowel and digestive issues, almost like I have a candida overgrowth. Can Lupus cause bowel issues? Do any of the suffers find that when you eat high sugar or carby foods you get tired or sleepy? I actually think I hve a host of things going on, but the Lupus scares me the most because my mother, grandmother and uncle died from kidney failure, something I'm trying to stay away from, But Lupus loves to destroy kidneys. Also, I see this weird kind of dark patch of ski on the top of my forehead that seemed scaly, yet smooth, and I recently I lost hair on one side of the left side of my forehead. It seems to have come out in a day. I don't know, it's just weird, and scary, ad if you ca offer some insight, that would be wonderful. I see the Dr. in 2 weeks. Thank you.
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