I haven’t been diagnosed with Lupus but I’m thinking this is what has been wrong with me for a long time. Over the years I’ve had two bouts of pericarditis. Ive always suffered with freezing cold hands and feet. Occasional pain in my toes and fingers. Brain fog, can’t remember the right word, forget names. Getting temperatures for no apparent reason. I’m sure my GP thinks I’m a hypochondriac
Things have reached a very serious head over the last 3 weeks. I got a bacterial infection and was given antibiotics to clear it up. However my temperature went sky high. I thought it was covid19 but tested negative. I got so sick I ended up in the hospital Emergency room. Numerous bloods were taken they couldn’t find anything wrong except my temperature. I felt and still feel like I have a bad doze of the flu. My face is flushed and the skin on my arms are sore. I have been sunbathing but now my arms are sore with the sun.
I think the infection I had has bc caused a massive flare of something and I’m suspecting it’s Lupus. I think I’ve probably had it for years but it’s never really flared up badly until now. I’ll put a picture of my face so you can see how flushed I am. It’s 0100 am I can’t sleep as my temperature is high and my feet are on fire. My GP is going to do more bloods but I’m thinking of asking her to refer me to the Lupus Center in London Bridge. I’m very depressed and feel lost. How can this be happening to me at this stage of my life.