Hi everybody I’m extremely new to this sight and truthfully I hadn’t ever heard of Lupus before I don’t really still fully understand it if I’m honest so any help would be so greatfully received.
I’m 45 married two children which I adore, I had my Thyroid gland removed when I was 30 due to having multinodular thyroid disease it was safer to remove the whole lot as the tumour was quite big.
Jumping in 15yr my immune system seems non existent I get everything going - but my main frustration is I am literally exhausted all of the time sometimes due to the pain in my knees and hands now the top of my neck too my hands have swollen so bad the pain keeps me awake my GP can only give me co codamol and amitriptaline for pain relief at the moment until I’m fully diagnosed.
My GP advised me that because I already have an autoimmune disease (Thyroid) it puts me at a greater risk of getting another and her thoughts are gearing towards Lupus (I prefer the truth and she respects that)
I also have coronary artery spasm which is similar to Angina but comes on at rest rather than exercise.
So my question is what is Lupus? What were your symptoms? What is the treatment?
Thank you so so much in advance x