Posted 7/9/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)
I have had similar problems. Not sure if it is due to that time of the month or not. My cycles and flow have been way off base for years now. One doctor says perimenopause others say not. It has been almost 10 years like this. I think menopause would have hit by now. Same symptoms though. I chalk it up to just another wonderful thing my body does now. I think hot flashes may be listed as a "flare" response. It occurs to me that I read that somewhere before. Personally, my daughter get that with hers and I have the flu symptoms for a week followed by 2-3 days of hot flashes. Hope you get over the thrush soon. Not fun. Possibly a minor flare currently? Hard to know when it is a minor lupus flare or just several "normal" illnesses/symptoms by chance.
Hope you feel better - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.