Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and have found all the posts really helpful and can relate to a lot of them.
I haven't been diagnosed with lupus and I don't know that much about it but my symptoms all point to having this illness.
I'm 44yrs old and 4yrs ago I had a hip replacement and need my other one doing soon, the doctors say it's osteoarthritis, my other symptoms are recurring eye problems, dry eyes, eyes sensitive to light/sun, painful joints in hands, pins and needles and numbness in my hands, aching limbs, fatigue, race across my cheeks, all which Ive suffered for a few years and most recently hair loss, b12 deficiency and Ive been diagnosed with trimethylaminuria which is quite rare but I'm wondering if this could be down to lupus (if I have it).
For awhile now Ive been thinking maybe I was mis diagnosed with osteoarthritis but I didn't really want to tell my GP I think professionals could of got it wrong but after months of being in pain and suffering I thought Ive had enough so I finally plucked up courage and went to see my GP, she was brilliant, I have to have bloods and X-rays done then hopefully a referral.
Im sure my partner thinks I'm a hypochondriac so fingers crossed that I get some kind of diagnosis.