I have had a number of general complaints over the last couple of years that have always resulted in me being tested for stuff by my doctor and the results coming back normal.
These things being, 2 swollen glands in my neck that have never gone down no matter what. Feeling tired and run-down no matter how much sleep i get and how well i eat. Periods of icky stomachaches and bouts of diarrhea. A lot of cramping in my legs which gets particularly painful and annoying at night, and over my arms and legs i have a lot of spotty rashing going on, along with red blotchy very sensitive skin on my face for as long as i can remember.
Now, because of my frequent flushing/blushing and the typical redness on my nose, forehead, chin and cheeks, my doctor has said i most likely have rosaea, but looking into symptoms of Lupus, i notice that i seem to have quite a few.
Please bear with me, this may be long.
Ontop of my constant swollen glands...
I always seem to have cold fingers and toes, my boyfriend is always commenting on how cold they are even in a warm room where he's boiling hot. I often get weird tingly sensations in my wrist and hands. And when out in the cold my hands turn a weird purpley/red patchy colour (you know what i mean). My bottom lip also turns blue quite frequently.
For as long as i can remember now i have sufferent from what doctors have labelled 'anxiety' and i have shortness of breath daily. This gets very frustrating and i often experience this along with pains when i take deep breaths.
I suffer with recurrent mouth sores (also listed as a symptom) and almost always have a headache, but this could be down to the fact i have poor eyesight.
Now. i don't mean to sound like a hypochondriac, or second-guess my GP. But do you think it's possible that i could have some mild form of Lupus? Is it worth asking to be tested? I just don't want to seem like i'm panicking for no reason or waste my doctor's time.