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Date Joined May 2016
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   Posted 5/17/2016 6:16 PM (GMT 0)   
Hi all

Thanks for taking the time to read this and to any who feel they can respond.

I've been ill for 8 weeks. It started with a UTI and I have been off work for 6 weeks. I saw a neurologist on Sat and he suggested Lupus. However, I'm not convinced. My symptoms are:

- Exhaustion
- Burning pain in arms
- Muscle twitches
- General feeling of weakness
- Shaking
- Achey joints
- Sore muscles

It seems bizarre that this could all develop so suddenly. I'm now waiting for more tests at the hospital.

Can anyone advise?


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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 5/17/2016 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Lupus is diagnosed by having at least 4 of 11 symptoms, the list can be found by following the "Diagnosing Lupus" link below. The Dr who specializes in Lupus will be a rheumatologist -- other Drs may suggest Lupus but please rely on a rheumy for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Your symptoms, as you've listed, are all rather general and could be attributed to a number of things. Try to be patient and let them finish the diagnosis. It may be something much simpler than Lupus.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

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Date Joined May 2016
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   Posted 5/18/2016 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for taking the time to reply and providing some further information.

I will try to be patient,

Thank you
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