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First symptoms?

Hi guys,

What were your first symptoms before diagnosing? Sincer february i feel very tired and my joints hurt. But i need to mention that i have hyphotyroidism and these are symptoms too of that. I did not started the treatment with hormons because i figured out with my doc if i can get rid of that by taking natural supplements and having a therapy for my anxiety, as my tsh levels are not so high.

But being so stressed and anxious i thought maybe i do have lupus ..even though another symptoms i do not have. Time to time when i rub my skin on that point ny skin gets res but then dissapear

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Welcome to LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS) at HealthUnlocked!

Every person is different & therefore only a lupus specialist can make a diagnosis. A diagnosis, can take a long time, even years, which is why you must see a specialist because not all rheumatologists have even treated a patient with SLE. Dr Graam ughes wrote a paper for non-expert doctors, which you might find helpful. It is o the LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS) website:

Is it lupus? The St Thomas' Hospital, London 'Alternative Criteria':


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