Hi everyone, I am new to the site! Yesterday my blood test results came back and the GP advised me that they think it may be indicating that I have lupus and that I am going to be referred to a rheumatologist for further tests etc.
I must admit I nearly fell off my chair! I am 32 and have a one year old little girl. Before my little girl was fit and well, and since having her I've lost two stone (which I put down to breastfeeding) , felt very exausted (which again I put down to being a new mum) had some fluy episodes which i put down to being run down and returning to work (in a hospital) and some skin pain which was on and off, I've always had bad circulation. I don't really have any other symptoms. Reading symptoms online has made me feel a little terrified and also that I don't necessarily fit into the typical symptoms no rash, burning joints etc- I think I feel like I would know if I had a health condition, but perhaps I have been so busy that I wouldn't.
Has anyone here been diagnosed following childbirth or only had a few symptoms? Any advice greatly appreciated, few weeks wait untill my next tests and feeling quite apprehensive - thank you