Hi all I'm nearly 100% sure I have SLE. I have come to this conclusion by obtaining my medical notes for the last 10 years as my doctors seem to be reluctant to believe me when I say there is much more going on than just depression!! Which is what lthey have been telling me since the birth of my second child, during childbirth I lost a lot of blood! I got post natal depression and hard calluses and worts started to appear on my hands and feet. I have had bouts of neck, back, arm, leg and foot pain and ongoing chest infections and pleurisy. (I have had hospital stays for infections and countless Physio) All these episodes I have had a spell of depression the month before. I have suffered miscarriages and have had episodes of severe weight loss and bleeding. I have had 2 reptured epidermal cysts removed from my left foot and found out today when my doctor finally agreed to look at me and take me serious said the "acne" on my face, neck and chest are actually cysts... I said it wasn't acne in 2013!!! After each episode I have had less mobility and strength and this has never got any better. Today I had to actually loose my temper with my doctors just to get them to agree to look into my history to see if there maybe an underling cause. I have not mentioned Lupus as I only found out about this illness myself by chance on FB this week..
Not sure what tests I need done?? Can anyone help x