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Can anyone shed some light on a mystry.
Undoubtably I do have an Autoimmune condition, which I suspect began following successful cancer treatment in 2014. But have been suffering significantly since October last year, being the sudden onset of symptoms which knocked me off my feet.
The issue still carries on today, but is less severe then it was back in October however more noticeably is the pains in the joints as well as this pesky fatigue that never goes away.
Having rulled out the majority of causes, discovering that I have a raised LDH inflammation marker my GP was suspecting something along the lines of a chronic fatigue related issue. Then later I developed a face rash and he changed his opinion towards Lupus. later I was tested by the GP which was negative yet he still suspects Lupus. At present we're waiting for a referal.
Putting aside the huge list of symptoms which do closely match Lupus. except for the hairloss and mouth ulcers (at present)
I do not have any family medical history of Lupus but there is a lot of RA which runs in the family. Im now starting to think its could be that but cannot explain the face rash.
The rash is identical to the Malar/butterfly rash associated with Lupus. but I am trying to find out if you can still get a similar rash with RA?
its been over 4 months and no treatment. it feels as though my joints in my Knees and Hands are getting worst by the day and even trying to open the coffee jar has become an issue.
Secondly to the face rash question. Can anyone also advise me if the medication that the doctors put you on will help with overall mobility improvements.
Sorry to plurb
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