So I'm new here and have no diagnosis.
21 years old, female.
The reason I wonder about lupus is that it often looks like I have a mild malar flush (when it never used to) , I get a lot of mouth sores, and my urine looks quite foamy sometimes (although everytime I do a dipstick test for protein, it comes back negative). The main things I struggle with are dizziness, muscle twitches, and just not feeling myself.
My fatigue is minimal.
My joints- occasionally a shoulder or a knee will hurt mildly, and I have mildly stiff fingers and sometimes a little hand pain, but it's NOTHING like what people describe with lupus. not even close! My joints do crack a lot though and I have SUPER red elbows, but they don't hurt.
My symptoms have a bit of a relapsing/remitting pattern- sometimes I feel pretty much normal.
Other things I'm looking into are chronic lyme and just plain old stress/anxiety/hypervigilance.
Should I stop worrying about Lupus on the basis on that I have basically no pain? Wouldn't it be super rare to have it without the bad joint pain?