could this be lupus?

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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered with depression and eczema for most of my life. Then I develooped reoccuring bronchitis. pneumonia and pleuresy. Then severe infected sinuses which required surgery. Then I developed arthuritis in my neck and shoulder. Then within the last year I have developed high blood pressure, very dry skin, Raynaud's syndrome, asthma and now lichen sclerosus out of the blue. I am baffled and very upset. Can anyone help shed some light on this for me?

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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I forgot. I also have GURD.

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   Posted 3/25/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you have something auto immune going on.  Here is a link to the classic symptoms of lupus.  If you have any 4 you probably have it and need to see a doctor who is experienced in it.
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis).  Diagnosed 2005.  Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005.  Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf.  Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.

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