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msKjp
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Date Joined Sep 2013
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   Posted 9/3/2013 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Everyone

 

Can someone live with Lupus for several years and not even know?

 

 The reason why I ask is because I have had many of the Lupus symptoms for many years but 5 months ago, after I had my last son, they have gotten worse and I have developed some new symptoms. 

 

I keep hearing about flares, how long do they last?

 

Also does Lupus run in families?  My dad’s sister and a few cousins have been diagnosed.

 

Is muscle twitching common with people who have been diagnosed with Lupus? 

 

My symptoms:

 

Light headed

Joing and muscle pain

Hair Loss

Redness on face

Muscle Twitching

Fatigue

Swelling

Mouth sores

 

 

Had labs done and my kidney function was fine.  Will be getting additional labs and xrays done.  I am just a horrible patient and never follow through. Made a commitment to find out what’s going on this time.  I am tired of living like this.  I feel like a prisoner in my own body.

 

Btw, had an MRI done and some other tests. The Neuro ruled out MS and ALS, just an elevated CPK at 230. 

Post Edited (msKjp) : 9/3/2013 12:06:29 PM (GMT-6)


couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/3/2013 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, someone can live with it and not know for sure.

Make sure to find the answers to your questions.
Joy
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