Hi I've only just joined this family but already you have made me feel welcome. I came out of hospital a few days ago having being diagnosed with pericarditis and possible lupus. It was the cardiologist who having taken my history suggested a visit by a rheumatologist. After some questions she told me she thought I had a connective tisssue condition, probably lupus but needed to take some x-rays and bloods. A question I have for you is today, despite the medication they gave me, I am so stiff, my hands and arms are so painful and getting out of the chair is harder than it has been for ages, does lupus get worse in cold weather or is this just a bad day that I've got to learn to live with or is it just old age...........
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