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  • 3 months ago

    Been having symptoms. What kind of doctor do I see?

    I've been having some strange symptoms for a couple of months now and when I looked them up all signs seem to point to lupus. It has me anxious to find out if this is actually what I have or if something else is going on. My main symptoms are pretty intense fatigue especially when I change my routine in any way as well as joint pain mainly in my arms and fingers but sometimes also in my knees. I also occasionally get headaches and have noticed hair loss, although not to the extent that I have....
  • 3 months ago

    HELP

    Hello WebMD Community. I'm posting this for my mom because she has had a skin condition for the last 2 years and no matter how many doctors she goes to we cant find out what it is. She has been misdiagnosed with psoriasis and even exema but neither one of those treatments have worked. We have wasted hundred on different types of creams and even visiting different doctors but nothing yet. I'm hoping someone has been thru this before and has found out what it is. To give a little background....
  • 4 months ago

    Lupus Fatigue Tracking

    Hi All, I came across this article on Facebook: http://www.lupuscorner.com/fatigue-severity-scale-fss-and-lupus/ that talks about using a scale to monitor fatigue for lupus. Has anyone used this number when talking to their doctor?
  • 4 months ago

    What You Should Know About Lupus and Your Diet

    While there are no foods that cause lupus or that can cure it, good nutrition is an important part of treating the disease. Here's what you should know about lupus, diet, and nutrition: http://wb.md/2eM6DEG What have you learned about lupus and your diet? Sign in or sign up to join the conversation.
  • 5 months ago

    How Lupus Affects Your Body -- And What You Can Do

    Lupus can affect just about any part of your body. Here's what you can do to help avoid the effects of lupus on your heart, skin, kidneys, eyes, and other areas: http://wb.md/2ee5Zga How do you work to prevent and/or ease lupus-related problems? Sign in (or sign up to become a WebMD member -- see link in the upper right corner of this page) and share your thoughts.
  • 5 months ago

    Lupus Can Cause All of My Problems, Did It?

    O-kay, I have learned that it possible for Lupus to cause All of my problems. The Question Remains, Did it? AND does it really matter. My plan is to take care of each illness seperately and not be concerned with whether or it was caused by lupus since there is no cure for most of what ails me. I am 64 and I would to maintain some quality in life w/o being overly concerned.
  • 6 months ago

    Should I tell people at work that I have lupus?

    Since my diagnosis I've been struggling with whether or not to tell my boss or my coworkers that I have lupus. So far I've been able to control my flares to the point where they haven't interfered with my work, but I worry that won't always be the case. I don't want my boss to think that this will be a detriment to the company or my work and I don't want the others to think that I am being given special treatment. A lot of the time my symptoms are things that you can't....
  • 6 months ago

    Question about triggers

    I'm new here, and relatively new to Lupus. Just wondering how you all deal with your triggers. A big one for me is sunlight, which I also understand is very common. I'm a pretty active person and I love the outdoors so this has been hard for me. I hate limiting my time outside, but even with taking measures to cover up, wear sunscreen and all that, I still feel run down faster than ever, my skin flares up, and I start to ache. Anyone have anything that could help me still enjoy summer days....
  • 6 months ago

    Could I have Lupus?

    Hello, I am a 26 year old male living with a variety of ailments yet to be treated effectively. After extensive research online, I have several reasons to believe that I am one of the few male suspects with lupus. At age 8, I began losing hair in splotches along the back of my head which would soon be diagnosed as alopecia areata. Shortly after, strange reoccurring rashes began forming along my knees and random places around my arms and neck. These rashes were diagnosed as both a dermatitis and eczema....
  • 6 months ago

    Lupus and hypothyroid

    I was diagnosed with lupus several years ago, this summer I had a yearly blood test and found out that I am hypothyroid on top of it. Now that I am on medication for my thyroid, I was hoping that I would lose some weight. But, no, still gaining and more than ever. Ugh! The joint pain has also increased . Is there a correlation between the lupus and the hypothyroid?