For me, the increased UV light would be an issue...I don't think living right on the Equator would be a good plan.
It contributes to inflammation in general -- which influences skin, fatigue, joints, muscles....whatever your body's weakness is, it will just exacerbate it.
Best advice -- look at www.lupus.org
to find the local chapter near you. Then talk to them and find out what local drs on on their advisory board. These are generally the rheumy's most interested in Lupus, so these folks know that a diagnosis can be made on 4 of 11 symptoms. The myth that you must have a positive ANA -- well, it's a myth. Also some rheumy's are willing to do trials of plaquenil and prednisone to see if they have an effect on your symptoms -- a diagnosis by reaction to meds can be made.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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