L S and Joint Pain

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Hi everyone

I am a 52 year old woman just diagnosed with LS. I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing joint pain and fatigue as well as the LS symptoms.

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  • Posted

    Hi, LS is considered to be an autoimmune disease and if you have one then you are likely to have another. Rheumatiod arthritis and Lupus are both autoimmune and their main symptoms are swollen and sore joints.

    You should go to your GP and get it checked out. Hope this is helpful. Good Luck!!

  • Posted

    Hi G

    Thank you very much for your response.

    I have just started to look up details of Lupus and I am going to make an appointment this week with my GP to check this out. I have been off work with labrynthitis for 4 months and this can be a symptom of lupus along with the fatigue, malaise, joint pains, flu like symptoms, and dry eyes.

    I have recently been putting all these symptoms down to 'my age!', but it is worth checking out. I will keep you informed. Thanks again.

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    Hi, I am glad that what I suggested was helpful and you are seeking further help! I have just been for blood test today (ANA test) to rule out Lupus. I already have LS and Hypothyroidism and I don't particularly want to add Lupus to my list but I may have to. I haven't suffered from joint pain but I had rash on my face. My mother has Rheumatiod arthritis as did my grandmother and I think my GP was being particularly attentive. I did have a undiagnosed illness when I was only 5 (I am 36 now), which now that I have looked into Lupus, looks very similar. Please do let me know how you get on and I will you. Good luck !! G
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    Hi G

    Said I would get back when I had received my results. Blood tests were all normal, apart from me definately being menopausal!! So the symptoms are all down to my age. Due to go back to the specialist next week regarding the L S. Will get the results of the biopsy then. Seem to have responded well to the Dermavate ointment and aqueous cream.

    How are you getting on at the moment with your blood test for Lupus.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards KT

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    Hi KT

    I am glad you don't have Lupus although I'm sure it isn't fun dealing with the menopause (being 36 I hope I have a while before that hits me). My Lupus test came back positive but there are a couple of other tests they have to do before it is definate. Even if it is lupus then I'm pretty sure it will be mild as I haven't had severe symptoms. As for the LS I am seeing a specialist again as the good old dermovate doesn't seem to be doing it's usual magic and I have raised lymph nodes, although it isn't bad and I am not worried. I will get a biopsy this time (I didn't before) and hopefully everything is ok and I can just get on with ignoring my 'conditions'.

    I will stay in touch.

    Regards G

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    I to have small lumps appear and disappear after reading your mail I presume these are small lymph nodes my doctor at hospital never replied when I said I had small lumps. It is so heatening to know that I am not the only one with these problems. Itching at night is the worst.

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