I was diagnosed by a dermatologist last year after going in with sores on my head. I had many lupus symptoms but family practice doc just wanted to put me on Prozac ! The dermatologist did biopsy and lab work. Called a week later and said I do have lupus and my labs show early stage kidney failure !
Went to rheumy and was put on placquinil and steroids.
I called the doctors office last week about a flair ( exhausted,malar,joint pain,itching). The PA said that the placquinil would take care of it because I only have discoid lupus ?
If I only have discoid lupus why do I have all these other symptoms ? Why did my labs say early stage kidney failure ?
I just give up and figure I will just have to deal with it...