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   Posted 7/15/2016 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I was diagnosed with discoid lupus about a year ago. I had two punch biopsys done that confirmed discoid lupus. Lately I have been having very bad problems with dry and very red eyes. I have also been very tired and weak. Can discoid lupus have these symptoms. Please help with any information! I am also waiting on a blood test result.

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   Posted 7/15/2016 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not well informed on discoid lupus.
But I do know lupus can cause weakness and fatigue.
Are you taking any meds yet?
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   Posted 7/15/2016 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I am on plaqunil and corticosteroids creams and sprays.

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   Posted 7/15/2016 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Discoid Lupus can have those symptoms just like SLE can.

You can use over-the-counter eye LUBRICANTS (not red eye drops, nothing with medication in it) to help some with the irritated eyes.

Do you have a rheumatologist treating you? You should probably notify them of your new symptoms to see if they want to make any changes in your medications.
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   Posted 7/16/2016 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ari
I have DLE as well. Let me know if you have any more Q's. :)

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   Posted 7/16/2016 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! Have you ever experienced muscle aches and dry eyes?

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   Posted 7/16/2016 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lynwood, I do have a rheumatologist I am going to see her Wednesday actually. Which isn't soon enough! I'm on a gel at night for my eyes and eye drops during the day. My back is in so much pain right now and my legs ache. I went to the er last night but they didn't find anything! I know my body and something is not right. I'm exhausted as well.
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