Helloooo out there
I am 23YR old female in Australia.I have a family history of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. My doctors have always said i have rheumatoid even the rheumatoligist said so.
My new doctor reckons it is lupus.. i first saw her in june and she diagnosed in july.
I decided to change doctor when i started having problems with my period. (will get it one month and then not for 2 or 3 and then when i do get it i am bed ridden for 2days with awful cramps... now waiting to see a gyno) and he said it was nothing. So i went to a female dr and she did total blood works and she thinks it is lupus, i have to wait until november to see another specialist... (have had to go private...with the public system i would have to wait until jan 09.... the health system is rural aust isnt too good and i have to travel 5hrs to the private dr too)
I have always put my fatigue down to ross river virus (got that when i was 14) but now it all makes sense. i get extreme fatigue and joint pain in my hands and ankles after doing some reseach i think i might have lupus nephritis so i am back to the dr's on thurs to ask for more tests fingers crossed i am wrong tho i would hate to have kidney problems.
I find that stress, sun and alcohol set off my symptons.. i havnt had a drink for 7 weeks now ...cant help but stress.. money work etc
has anyone experienced period problems related to lupus?
thanks for any feedback amber xox
I'm not diagnosed yet, but I've had horrific problems since I was 35. I'm 48 now and still no better. I'm going for my second ultra sound next week. I have a cyst on my ovary which is not helping the situations at all.
Keep pushing for answers and relief.
Oh look ... a cookie
yer i am hoping that i will get sent for an ultra sound with out having to ask for one
I had terrible pain with my menses. It may have been related to the lupus although the Drs. also found out I had a bicornate uterus. This meant I had a septum running down the middle of the uterus and I could not hold my babies to term. My one and only child was a girl who was born 2 lbs. 1/2 oz. at birth. She was 26 weeks in the womb. She is 28 years old now.