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kam6125
04-02-2012, 08:00 PM
Hello, I was wondering if you think the symptoms i have for the past three years could be lupus? My doctor thinks I am uptight and depressed and just wants me to go on anti depressants. I have been referred to a Physician.
Raynaud's
Headaches
fatigue
stomach pain
low vit d
Joint pain
sun sensitivity- Face bright red when i have been out in the sun for only 10 mins and i start to feel dizzy, nausea
urinary tract infection's- 7 in last 8 months
Kidney infection's
blotchy red rash on chest

Thanks Kam6125

steve.b
04-02-2012, 09:36 PM
hi kam,
you say you have raynauds. raynauds is an auto immune problem.
if you have 1 it is not unusual to have more.

i have been diagnosed with 2 but believe i also have others.
i am on antidepressants.... not because i get depressed.
but because they help my imbalance.
lots of people with auto immune disorders use low level depressants for other uses than depression.
it is very common.

can i suggest you consider having a visit to a rhueminologist.
they specialise in the area effected by auto immune disorders.

welcome to we have lupus.
there is quire a few other australians on here regularly.

tgal
04-03-2012, 08:27 AM
Hi Kam,

Steve gave you some great information. Since you already have 1 AI disease I too would suggest you see a Rhuemy. AI diseases often come in "packs", we call them overlapping diseases.While I can't tell you if you have Lupus or not what I will say is that you have a lot of symptoms that suggest you may have additional AI problems going on.

Welcome to WHL. We are so glad to have you as a part of our family!