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   Posted 12/20/2017 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi just wondering if anything else looks sick when having a flare. Such as swollen and very dark bags around the eyes?

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   Posted 12/20/2017 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that can happen. Actually, almost anything can happen! Remember, you have an overactive autoimmune system that gets really confused. So it can attack any normal body function, thinking that it is an invading bug of some kind. The result can be almost any kind of swelling, pain, inflammation, or other abnormality you can think of.

It can become very difficult to figure out what is from the Lupus and what is something else actually going on. Eventually you begin to learn your own bodies reactions and you can tell the difference, but it takes 2-3 years before it all makes sense.

Hang in there!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

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   Posted 12/20/2017 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Linwood! I'm sorry I keep forgetting to add a subject to my posts! It is very difficult and especially because I haven't been diagnosed with anything besides fibromyalgia yet.. frustrating! It's amazing how many different symptoms I have, and some of them just seems so odd! Like the pain under my right ribs that seriously almost makes me pass out sometimes it happens for no reason but a lot of times it'll happen if I'm bending forward 😭
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