Hi, I'm new to this site but I could do with a bit of advice. I've been looking into the possibility of having Lupus and I seem to have a lot of the symptoms, but I'm not sure how I would approach a GP about this or whether or not I should.
I've had a list of various health problems on and off since I was 16, which has slowly been increasing/getting worse. I've got a diagnosis for some of these but there are so many that I feel like they might all be related, which is how I found about about Lupus. Here they are:
Raynaud’s, which also causes the skin on my knuckles to crack
Rashes on my arms and neck
Dry and Sensitive skin around my eyes
Dry and irritated scalp
I had a hemithyroidectomy in 2014 due to a goitre that was suspected to be cancerous (and thankfully was not). I’m not on any medication for this.
Swollen glands on my neck for no apparent reason
Mild aching and stiff joints in my hands (mainly when my hands are cold)
High eosinophil count after have a blood test for a full blood cell count
Tiredness, headaches and poor spatial awareness. Sometimes I'll get days where I just feel weak
Previous cases of anxiety, which caused me to go to cbt
Recurring cystitis since October 2018, which is currently being looked into. There is no sign of irritation following a cystoscopy and no sign of infection from urine tests, however I am still in pain almost every day.
I commonly get tonsil stones
Most of these issues come and go but they do seem to occur around the same time, and usually during the colder months, between October and March. I've had a wide variety of blood tests (blood cell count, thyroid function, rheumatoid…) and all that showed up was the high eosinophil count.
If anyone can give me their opinion or advice, that would be great! Everything is really getting me down at the moment.