I've been reading through the forums and decided to post.
I don't have lupus as far as I know. At least I hope not. I'm 43 and
I've had joint pain for a couple years but the last couple of weeks it's been really bad in hips, fingers, back. I also have been very fatigued. I have redness across my nose and cheeks but not sure if I would call it a rash. I have had pleurisy twice but that was several years ago. I am always itchy and sometimes I get a very itchy rash on my chest and scalp. I get very hot and sweaty at night. I toold my doctor in the past that my joints hurt but she said its likely do to aging, though she did no tests. My main problem is the fatigue and joint pain. I am so tired sometimes I lay in bed all day. I am newly married and I feel bad because I'm always tired and in pain. My husband has demanded that I go to the docs so I am going to make an appt. I do not get a rash from the sun but my daughter does all the time. She is grown and we don't communicate but after reading about
lupus I am worried for her. I'm not sure what is wrong with me but I thought it might be psoriatic arthritis or possibly lupus. I would love some advice. How should I prepare for my doc appt? Can I do something to ease my fatigue? Thank you in advance for any info.
Best wishes, Mary.
Ps. I forgot to mention I have always had allergies. I also forgot to mention I've had frequent urination the last couple of days and some upper right abdominal pain. I also suffer from depression.
Post Edited (Unsure2012) : 9/24/2012 4:52:00 PM (GMT-6)