Lupus is complicated and unpredictable, with a long list of symptoms that can come and go. Many of these symptoms can be the same as in other illnesses. In fact, lupus is sometimes called "the great imitator" because its symptoms may be like those of rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and others.
Painful, Stiff or Swollen Joints
Swelling in the feet, legs, hands, and/or around the eyes
Pain in the chest when breathing deeply (pleurisy)
Butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose area
Sun or light sensitivity
Abnormal blood clotting
Fingers turning white and/or blue when cold
Mouth or nose ulcers
Changes in your urine
For more information:
You can go to the site listed below, check off your symptoms and submit them to get a copy of them to take to your
doctor. Remember symptoms vary!
Be sure to bring your copy to your doctor so he/she can let you know if they can start you on a treatment regimen...
or if you need to see a Rheumatologist
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I have lupus flare ups, some last for days and some last a lot longer. I've learned to depend my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Now some people ask me, "Why doesn't your Lord heal you?" My answer to that is... lupus has brought me closer to the Lord and has given me such a peace... that if he chooses to heal me that would be fine... but if he doesn't that's fine also!
I can live with lupus... I can't live without Jesus!
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