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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 3/5/2013 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I joined this group to discuss symptoms, though I have no idea if I have Lupus or not. I meet some of the criteria, but not too many. I've had this malar rash now for almost 2 months, and while it looks like the lupus rash, I am no closer to finding out what it is. So I have made an appt. with a dermatologist for tomorrow.
In a previous posted question, I discussed how my memory is failing me. Once I get distracted by any little thing, I completely forget what it was I was doing. And I forget simple little things like words I need to use or things I need to get done. But I wanted to ask about sleeping, and dreams. For the last few nights, about a week now, I have been waking up around 3am having odd dreams or thoughts. I don't mean to make it sound crazy, and I'm hoping someone knows what I mean. Its an odd feeling like I have racing thoughts that I can't get a grip on. There is no way to go back to sleep because its like I'm watching a TV show and can't control what I'm envisioning.
Maybe I'm sounding crazy, but this has never happened to me, and I'm not prone to making a big deal over a dream or anxiety.
Could this be part of a disorder that has affected my mind? I have the appointment tomorrow, but not sure what parts I should even discuss with a dermatologist.

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Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/5/2013 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Forgot to add that my rash has spread to my neck, and slightly behind the ear. That's why I am going to the Derm.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 3/5/2013 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
My brain goes into hyper mode when I'm trying to wind down to go to sleep. I try to distract my mind by playing audiobooks on my ipod.
You might need to see the doctor about something to take.
Sleeping issues often go hand in hand with this.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

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Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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