I'm Kate and I've been very ill on and off now for the past several months/year. I'm a 17 years old girl and I've been suffering from the following symptoms on a regular basis: aching, malaise, extreme fatigue, low-grade fevers, chills, extreme loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea (or sometimes constipation) and irregular menstrual periods/ sometimes none at all. (For the past several years)
Having these symptoms so often and for so long, I've gone to see a doctor on multiple occasions. A few time during my school courses I've passed out and was rushed to the hospital. I've been diagnosised with multiple things that keep changing from anxiety to hypersomnia to general allergies (because I often suffer from shortness of breath or sinus problems). I've also been tested for anemia on many occasions as well as diabetes; however, I came up negative for those as well. Recently, I was told I have eczema. It's on my shoulders, thighs but mostly face; though the doctors aren't sure if it really is eczema. I thought it was just a general rash or acne but I try deperately to get rid of it or treat it and it still doesn't go away.
After doing some research I found that many of the symptoms I experience are often associated with Lupus. I know there is a rash on the face that is part of Lupus but I'm afraid I can't tell if what I have is considered the same thing (it is; however, mostly on my cheeks). Is it possible I might have this disease, or should I bring up this to my doctor? Some opinions or advice would help me greatly.
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