I am a "undiagnosed, unmedicated and untreated" SLE sufferer.
I am a 46 y/o female caucasion.
Apparently, I have had for 20 years positive ANA's and on/off dsDNA.
I developed the muscle soreness, bone aches, chronic fatige, numness, sleep trouble, head aches,
openia along with neutrophilic troubles, lymphatic problems, thyroid problems, urinary infections,
bloody nose, broken hair, severe allergic reactions to sunlight and household lighting, daily eye blurryness, brain fog, nose ulsers, severe FLAT, but, bright red "malar" rash, skin blisters, flaming sore joints, IBS, trouble breathing, athsma, pluresy, chronic severe stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, suspected strokes.... etc.
I have an appointment with a rheumatologist 0n the 27th of this month. I'm sooooooooooooooooo tired of dealing with this, GP says it's all in my head ( even with these provablle symptoms and blood tests) and my oncologist finally put these pieces together and said... "I strongly believe this is lupus" and set up an appointment with the rheumatologist. I hope I treat the new doc with the respect he deserves, as I am fed up, angry, sad, depressed, frustrated and ready to "kill myself!" I will NOT, of course, do that.... but, it is how I feel!