Stomach distension would be an unusual first symptom for Lupus. However, if you have been eating mainly protein for a long time you could very easily be having some kidney issues. I would suggest cutting back some on the protein and getting some fruits & vegetables aboard while you wait for the rheumy appt. Also drink lots of water!
I DO NOT suggest you try any of the "anti-inflammatory" diets you may be seeing suggested for Lupus. Depending on what is really going on, these can make things significantly worse and should only be tried with the rheumies knowledge and consent. With Lupus, our systems work backward and it's difficult to determine which of these diets are beneficial vs. harmful; plus they may be trying to do the opposite of what any Lupus meds may be trying to do.
It is important that you include information about
your diet, vitamins,and supplements as well as symptoms when you report to the Dr.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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