I’ve been referred to rheumatology at Huddersfield for suspected Lupus but have to wait until 30th April for my appointment. My blood came back ANA negative for Lupus but enabled a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and my GP has put me on Levthyroxine. Despite the negative ANA - he still believes that there is something else going on as my symptoms don’t all fit with Hashimoto.
I wonder if this sounds like Lupus to the forum - malar rash for several weeks now which gets worse when I’m outside, scalp and back of neck psoriasis, rashes across my chest, history of UTIs, depression, IBS and autoimmune thrombocytopenia, recurrent severe pain in the lower abdomen and kidneys, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, swelling and moderate pain in my fingers, wrists, elbows and left knee, shooting pains and tingling, sudden and unexpected swelling of my abdomen, recurrent flu-like illness with no cold symptoms just a high temperature and muscle/ joint pains, and I am exhausted all the time - falling asleep in meetings and in the evenings for short periods but then awake all night.
I’m very worried about everything at the moment and how it’s affecting my work. Are these symptoms Hashimotos that can be controlled with thyroxine or are there multiple autoimmune issues at work here?