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    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
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    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.

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    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!
    Mari

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    ~Winston Churchill~







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