don't give up and try not to get frustrated. my symptoms started with joint pain, rash and anemia. it took a couple of months to get a diagnosis but i had a really good primary care doc. didn't like my first rheum so i switched and now have a very proactive one. due back at the end of the month for my yearly follow up. was doing really well, in remission for almost a year now feel like a flare my be coming on. the discoid rash is starting on my scalp (that was my first symptom before i was dx'd), sleep pattern is all messed up and my mood swings are almost intolerable. Is there anyone else out there that has neurologic symptoms in the form of depression, anxiety, irritability etc.? it is very frightening because i get so depressed and frustrated i sometimes feel suicidal, although i know i would never do anything to hurt myself. just want to stay in bed and hide from the world. I asked my doctor once if these symptoms could be related to the lupus (acutually it was the nurse and she said no) but i just rec'd a pamphlet from my local lupus foundation that reports all kinds of emotional and psychological symptoms related to lupus. I am wondering if this could be part of a flare.
any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks