Wow, where do I start?!
I'm new to this site, not diagnosed formally as yet but been started on Hydrochlorquine and Naproxen, suspected Lupus or early RA.
I thought this started last year for me with my first 'flare' starting in hands and moving into knees and up to elbows.
I had really been going along the RA or OA route until my last Rheumy appointment where Lupus was mentioned. I'd never really heard of it before, but am now thinking all the things I've had problems with over the years might now make sense...
Raynauds syndrome-thought it was just inherent bad circulation, butterfly rash-thought it was rosacea, tiredness and depression since teens, IBS, headaches?!
But when u look so well with 'glowing skin' you feel you aren't being taken seriously and above all, incredibly lonely.
It's been really helpful and reassuring to know there's other people going through similar journeys..