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Life Flower
04-29-2013, 02:47 PM
Hello all. I have been diagnosed with Lupus which later turned to MCTD. I want to know if anyone can tell me the connection of lupus and menstrals? I may have a menstral once yearly

Leaniebean
05-01-2013, 04:45 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I can't tie menstrual changes exactly to lupus because my Rheumy still hasn't put the final diagnosis on it because well I am not 100% sure. But since I started getting sick my cycles where virtual to none. It's amazing now. Barely a cramp. I really do feel as though there is some type of connection

BonusMom
05-01-2013, 07:47 PM
No change at all due to SLE.

aimee.x
05-02-2013, 06:13 AM
When I first got diagnosed I already hadn't had my menstrual for 3 months and prior to that I always got it on time (28 days). I think for some reason mine tends to get really short or skips if I'm having a flare or close to one. Oh but after like 6 months of skipping it, I got it for a longer time and I had extreme cramps everyday (which I kind of had before anyways).

ButterflyRN
05-07-2013, 12:41 AM
It depends on the person. It is thought Estrogen plays a role in lupus. I personally have no issues but I think there are some out there that do!