May just be the anxiety taking over...

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   Posted 8/11/2013 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm Gean... And a newbie.

So, I may just be paranoid, but I wanted to just see what others thought...

This all started today when I started to get stabbing pain in my chest and back (lung area) when I took a deep breath or talking. I did some research and my symptom sounds very close to pleurisy, where I saw that that is also a symptom of Lupus.

When I went through a symptom checker, I marked off pleurisy, headaches, anemia (have been diagonosed in the past), I'm on Wellbutrin for concentration issues, depression and anxiety, I have been extremely tried lately. I mean I feel like I have always felt tired, but more so lately that I noticed I need naps (I'm 24 I shouldn't need naps).

I lose hair, but I decided to start taking vitamins so I take those ones for hair and nails, so just recently, I'm not losing as much hair as usual. I also started to take B12 to fight the tiredness.

I get leg twitches. I crack my fingers a lot, so part of me doesn't want to say that my joints in my fingers bothering me is because of Lupus.

OH and here is why I am even asking. I was just recently at my doctors and he believes I have IBS symptoms and has put me on medication. I saw online that IBS is a possible symptom....

Ugh. I don't know! Paranoia????

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/11/2013 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't panic. What you're describing could be something totally different.
Wait for testing to be done and a rhuematologist decide if it's lupus or not.

There is a list of symptoms you need to see at You must meet at least 4 of the 11 signs of lupus. Ask your doctor to check you for an autoimmune disease.

If you do have a diagnosis of lupus stick with us.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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