I am 22 years old. Or 22 years young. My Mom was diagnosed with SLE when she was 22 years old. She started seeing swelling in her finger for no reason and went to a hand specialist to have it checked out. She came out diagnosed with Lupus.
I spoke with her about 3-4 months ago when I started to have ankle swelling for no reason. I didn't injure anything and when I went to the doctor, the doctor told me that I must have sprained it in my sleep... right...
2-3 months after the first visit, I went in because it was still swollen and the pain was still present. No recovery. The doctor asked that I have lab blood work done. Done...
Results came back normal. Except that I am anemic. X-ray even came back normal. No break, no sprain. Doctor wants to test for anemia again 1 month.
During this time, I have developed the same pain in my other ankle. It has started to swell, not as badly as the left one, and I have a bulge in my right knee. I thought it was fluid. It is so swollen that I cannot bend it to a 90 degree angle.
I have to have help getting up from a sitting positon because it feels like I have concrete blocks on every bone in my body. I feel miserable.
I told my doctor this and she doesn't believe me. She doesn't believe that my other ankle hurts and she doesn't believe that I have trouble standing up. I have showed her the proof! I am not crazy. I am trying to find a new doctor.
In the mean time, my mom is worried that I have Lupus. I am not familiar with it even though my mom has had it my whole life. I guess I just thought it was a part of life.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I went on the wrong-diagnosis.com and put in my symptoms and it came up with arthritis (think I'm a little young still) and Lupus.