Hello to alll...Let me first say I have not been diagnosed... yet. But, I truly believe I have Lupus. Let me give you a little background on myself. Iam 28 year's old, married for 9 nine year's; and a proud mommy to 5 children.
I did miscarry 6 year's ago also. So, I should of had 6.
All my problem's really started right after the birth of my 4th baby. I noticed my face looked red. It streched from my cheek's, over my nose anf to the other side of my face. I did'nt think to much about
I found a lymph node in my neck and a odd spot on my tongue all in the same month...September 2005.I had the node looked at and was told to keep a eye on it. I went to the dentist for the odd spot on my tongue and eventually had it biopsied. It turned out to be a benign neurofibroma tumor that was deep down in my tongue...weird... I know? Well, after that the neck node was still hanging around. This was January 2006. I saw family doc again and was advised to see a seurgeon. I did and was told that it felt benign and nothing to worry about.To small and moveable to biopsy. February 2006 go to OB for annual and have them feel it also. Told once again... feel's benign and is still small. As Iam driving home I find another node on the other side of my neck. I keep a eye on them both and in April 2006 see a ENT. He examine's me and also say's benign stuff...nothing to worry about.All summer everytime I was outside exposed to the sun, I felt like I had the flu. I would get a real bad headache, feel nauseated; and real tired...I mean exhausted. So, not to long after I start having problem's with my monthly cycle's. about a week to even a couple day's before, I start getting sick...literally. Nausea,vomiting, headache's, depression; and my cycle's got lighter and shorter. Nothing of the norm for me? I can actually say I felt like I was dying a little more each month with each cycle...it was horrible. I also started having these episode's of complete exhaustion. I would be sitting here one minute then feel completely drained the next. Like I hit a brick wall? I literally could not function. I would have to go lay down. Same time...start to notice reddness on face is more prominent. November 2006 I notice Iam bruising more than normal and find what looks like petetchiae. I see OB and he does blood work. Thank God was all normal. He feel's thyroid and feel's I need a scan done. Had that done and result's are normal...just a enlarged thyroid. Well, November 2006 roll's around and guess what...Iam pregnant...again. Iam going to stop here and start new post...sorry alot of info.