Could it be lupus?

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Lisa82
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   Posted 4/15/2014 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I'm new to this forum and just wanted to query a few symptoms with you all and see if you thought I had lupus. I have suspected for a couple of years now but the doctors seem to dismiss it.

I have the butterfly rash on face as well as some roseacae also the past few years my liver function tests have been all over the place - usually come back high but the doctor doesn't know why ! I get a lot of rib pain and have some nodules there as well as one in or on my lung(not sure which). I suffer with occular migraines and my right eye also gets sore/red - last time optician looked he said it was episcelrtitis. I have 4 children who I have carried no problem and were born full term but in 2011 I did miscarry at 17 weeks which no cause was found ( this was around the time the rash flared up) I also suffer with GERD. I get tired a lot but wouldn't say fatigue

Sorry for the long post- there is prob some symptoms I've forgotten but will add them as and when. Any help/advice would be lovely.
I am 31 year old female - uk

couchtater
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   Posted 4/15/2014 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have joint pain and swelling?

There is a list of the 11 indicators of lupus at lupus.org. You need to meet at least 4 out of the 11 to be diagnosed with lupus.
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