I have recently been experiencing what I believe to be a lupus flare up.
It all started rather suddenly - sore knee, later on that evening my shoulder was also sore- the following day all of my joints were sore- all of them.
I have also been extremely tired- I don't even think tired is the proper word because it's waaaay beyond tired!
I started Googling my symptoms and thought of lupus - here are my symptoms:
-horribly painful/itchy rash after sunlight exposure
-myocarditis- seemed like a fluke and I've never been offered an explanation as to why this happened - but I DID use a tanning bed that night, I got very sick almost immediately afterwards.
- I get a scab in my nose sometimes when I get sick (could this be nose ulcers I've read about
-broken capillaries all over my chest and arms.
-horrible Headaches- I always get Headaches- but lately they have been much worse.
-My brain is in a fog alright- sometimes I can't even find the words to finish a sentence.
-i have been sick, these symptoms started the day I took my last antibiotic- I've continued to have a fever ever since (low 99.0 - 100.1)
Last week my doctor sent me for bloodwork, and I have an appointment to go over those results on Tuesday- in the meantime, im going nuts! This unexplained pain and exhaustion is maddening, and I feel like people think I'm being a hypochondriac!
I do not have a butterfly rash on my face- but still, I feel like I can relate to the stories I've been reading online.
Did you feel like you "knew" before being diagnosed?
Did anyone experience symptoms like mine?
Am I jumping the gun here?
Post Edited (optimistic_Amy) : 3/21/2015 9:34:01 PM (GMT-6)