What prompted me to go to the doctor was I was having an odd red rash on my face. So I went to the allergist thinking it was sun allergy because it was worst in the sun. He asked if I've been having joint pain. I said yes, my knees had been hurting. He suspected Lupus and had an ANA screening done. Which came up positive. He sent me to a rheumatologist who put me on medication.
I've since found out that a trigger can be an allergic reaction to penicillin. I had a terrible reaction about four years ago. Since then I've been told I was hypothyroid, my GERD became worst, I developed leg edema, I developed Degenerative Disk and facet disease.
Since my Allergist visit I've been having extreme fatigue, constant aching in my hands and feet, and low grade fevers.