Hoping the members in this forum can help with this. Over the past 6 months I have been experiencing chest pains (the past 5 or 6 weeks they have been quite intense and are now affecting my upper back too). It all started after I had a blood clot in my leg which the doctors thought went to my lungs (hence the cause of my chest pain). However a scan on my lungs a few weeks after the clot diagnosis said there were no clots. I have had many tests - heart scans, an ECG's, and other tests which have ruled have out anything sinister, but the pains are still continuing. The doctors then said it could be muscular/skeletal, but don't see how it could be as it hurts when I breathe deeply too.
Coupled with the chest pain, over the past 3 months I now have constant daily headaches - which my GP has said is due to tension. I know my anxiety levels are high at present, but I've never had these before (when I have been stressed/anxious before).
I have also noticed a bit of joint pain recently - only in my knees, but wonder if that can be caused by muscle loss as I have been quite inactive these past few months.
A recent blood test (to do with my clot) identified some lupus factors and I saw a rhuematologist last week who did some blood tests - will see him next week for the results.
My question is can chest pain, headaches, bit of joint pain be caused of Lupus, and if so has anybody else has similar symptoms with this at all - if so how have you got better.
Unfortunately not knowing what is happening in my body these past 6 months is not doing a great deal for my mental health and any guidance here is appreciated.