Hi everyone--I was diagnosed with SLE recently, but have been experiencing different symptoms for a few years now. I am careful about sunscreen and everything, but I do live in sunny Hawaii. I have noticed dark patches on my arms getting worse and worse. I am African American. I was wondering if anyone else had similar symptoms, or if it is related to SLE at all. The hardest part about the diagnosisis figuring out what is lupus and what is something else. I appreciate any response.
Mahalo (thanks) Maya