I was recently diagnosed with a "lupus-like connective tissue disease." I kind of assumed this meant SLE, but I'm not 100% sure.
Anyway, I had to go into hospital suddenly a couple of days ago because my throat started swelling up. Not long afterwards my neck and head started jerking uncontrollably, so much so that the doctor was unable to even look down my throat to examine me.
To cut a long story short they sent me home from A&E completely puzzled and my symptoms were not getting any worse, so I was glad to leave. The head jerking was attributed to stress by the duty doctor, but I don't buy that.
The swelling in the soft tissues and skin round my throat has now subsided, as has the head jerking.
I also a couple of weeks ago experienced a complete loss of grip in my hands for a couple of days during another flare.
What is going on???