Had Graves 7 yrs ago, now hyypothyroid, Levoxyl . 2- years- worsening fatigue. Thyroid level normal. lingering headaces, chest pain. sensitive to light and warm temps. 3 wks ago -hot raised flushing to face, neck and upper chest. Friday, not better, saw new PCP. He said likely Lupus. Upset and scared, yet relieved this might the answer. I have extreme burning and inflammation in my joints that vary in location, muscle wasting in my arms and lower legs. My number one question is how often these flares occur for you and how long they last. When I look back over the last two years, these episodes, for me, last anywhere from a week to several months and vary in intensity. It has been hard because no one understands how bad I truly feel. I am beginning to think they just dismiss me as being a hypochondric and difficult. It is a lonely place to be.
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