Re: Is this Lupus? What about sweating?
At age 43 or so, the sweaty thing hit me, too---outdoors, after coffee & other hot liquids, etc. I also had low-grade fevers. I am STILL not sure how much of this was perimenopause. I did end up going through total menopause early.
And I can't tell how much of it was due to lupus being "on the rise". During that same time span, I was getting bigger rashes, more pain & fatigue, bowel & bladder problems, etc. Photosensitivity was certainly worsening. The autonomic nervous system, which controls body temp, can be affected by lupus, I've read.
As for your anti-ds-DNA result, I've read about lab results that are expressed in *ratio* form, but I don't understand the "plain number" result you described. I do wonder what *others* here think about ANY evidence of anti-ds-DNA. Maybe others more knowledgeable can pitch in soon on this important pt.
I really hope at some pt. you are offered whatever treatment(s) are appropriate to your current symptoms (incl. labs) and thus can make informed decisions. I get the feeling you're thinking ENOUGH ALREADY---and I know I'd be thinking that in your shoes, for sure. Anyway, with best wishes to you, from Vee