I was just wondering if any of you out there have lupus and can give me a little insight into my own symptoms. I have been experiencing a bizarre chain of symptoms for the past several years, and have been to several doctors and specialists, none of whom have been able to give me a diagnosis.
Over the last few years, I have had on and off: - joint pain, worse in damp weather or when the air pressure is changing, sometimes severe enough that I use a cane to make walking less painful - difficulty breathing (including asthma-like symptoms) and occasional pain when taking deep breaths - a recurring sore in my nose that doesn't bleed but takes ages to heal - a skin rash of some sort, mainly on my arms, that produces little white bumps full of fluid, almost like acne but painless and more widespread - weakness, pain, cold, and numbness in one forearm and hand - poor circulation in my extremities - trouble remembering words - inexplicable bruising - random bouts of severe heartburn and/or stomachache
I've had an insane amount of tests that have ruled out asthma, Lyme disease, thyroid problems, and arthritis. The really annoying thing about this? I'm 22, I'm not overweight, and I eat better than most people my age.
So, the doctor's are stumped. I'm stumped. Does this sound like lupus to anyone?