I was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus 3 years ago after suffering from Lesions, Hair loss and Severe Photosensitivity. However, there were more symptoms (it was a fight to find I had Discoid Lupus) Finally I had a lovely Dermatologist that sent me to a Rheumatologist who found through tests I had Significant Sicca Symptoms, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Baker's Cysts, Degenerative Disc Disease & Thoracic Spondylosis ... I had an Operation that found blood in my bowel and they do not know where its coming from, also I get stomach inflammation, so Im still waiting to see a Gastro Consultant. Ive a erythematous maculopapular rash on both legs (mainly around my knees) and a deep rash on my ankles. I also get a bad Malar Rash. I've had Heart problems where I have a fast irregular heartbeat and a fast pulse. Is this the start of SLE? I get a negative ANA and the Rheuma has called it Complex .. to Complex for him and I still have an option in going to London but the travelling will batter me. Im so confused Im on Hydroxychloroquine, Duloxetine, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline, Omeprazole, Fexofenadine hydrochloride and either Tramadol or Codeine/Paracetamol.
I now am waiting for some blood test results and to go on a course of Methotrexate.
And my hair's falling out again (looks frizzy and wild, like a bad perm)
Have I the start of SLE? Has anyone else experienced these?
Thanks you xxx