I wondered if I could ask advice from people ‘in the know’ for their opinion before I go to my GP and ask for a test for Hughes out of the blue.
I have suffered various vague symptoms for a number of years but didn’t put them together until it was suggested that it may be Hughes.
In case there is hereditary link my mum suffers from Sjogrens. In a nutshell here are my symptoms:-
2 miscarriages at 8 & 10 weeks followed by two live births, both low birth weight and both born prematurely at 36 weeks.
Frequent headaches on and off for years but not severe migraine type.
Brain Fog – this is the one I find most difficult to deal with, a feeling of not really being there, can’t concentrate and my mind ‘wanders’.
Awful memory, have to write myself notes or even ask my kids to remind me of things, recently have started forgetting descriptive words of things I use everyday.
‘corned beef’ blotchy skin on arms and legs which is worse in cold weather although it never goes completely even when abroad in the sun.
Allergy to the sun – I have to take antihistamines before exposure to strong sunlight.
Gall Bladder problems? Although when I was scanned there were no gall stones but problem with pains in my right side are continuing.
I may be adding 2 & 2 and getting 5 so don’t want to ask my GP for a blood test, who may not take kindly to me ‘self diagnosing’. Sorry to have gone on a bit!.