I am new here. I was recently told my symptoms were Lupus, so I am trying to learn about this. I have all the symptoms but not the butterfly rash on the face. My last test in 2012 came back negative for Lupus. The New doctor wants me to go to the Mayo Clinic, but honestly I am fed up with the MRI's, CT scans, blood tests etc. etc. just to be told the tests are fine. I have been sick for 30 years or more. My sister thinks I am being irresponsible, but I am allergic to everything (foods, mold, grass, long list) and most medications, so what is the point. When I started to get really sick, I had already had Mono 2 x, then one day out of the blue, my hands started to burn - as if they had acid on them. This still happens every once in a while. I was told it was menopause. I was 30 yrs.
I sweat, then chills = meno pause.??? I don't even know when I have a fever. I went to the doctor for something else and I had a fever...did not even know it. I was sick with double ear infections and pneumonia and did not know it because I always feel like crap.
I meditate when I get all these symptoms and try to move through them, I feel like a nut case, a hypochondriac.
I am having a flare up, a week now. I think the sun started it. After reading all the posts,
I feel a little less nutty. How do you know when to go to the doctor? Is there any point in going to the doctor? Does acupuncture work? I use an anti inflammation diet , GF, Dairy Free, sugar Free, try to exercise. What makes this better? Thanks J