Is it lupus?
Hi- I'm new to this site and am hoping that maybe some of you can give me your take on this.
For the longest time I just feel like something just isn't right. Symptoms: Exhaustion, depression, anxiety, memory loss, essential tremors, TMJ and sore joints in right hand and knee, abdominal pain for no apparent reason, iritis (2002), episcleritis (present), swollen glands. I have had mouth ulcers that no one could figure out and my hair has been falling out more than usual.
My mother has psoriatic arthritis. I also have PCOS. Until about 6 months ago I was an active runner and since that time I just can't seem to get back into the groove -- and if I do work out I am so exhausted for 2 days that it's almost not worth it.
Can it be lupus with the symptoms described above? My ANA came back negative today, but I feel like it's lupus. I'm not sure my doc wants to go further with it and I want to know for sure. I'm tired of thinking it's just stress or worse, "all in my head."
Last edited by dofarrell2337; 11-12-2007 at 05:55 PM.