Depressing news

I’ll be going to the doctor next week to find out if I definitely have lupus. I have all of the obvious symptoms, most notably the “butterfly” or malar rash. I’m glad to know that my symptoms aren’t all in my head, as my DH suspected, but have a real root cause. I don’t know what to expect if I should get a lupus diagnosis, but I’m ok with it.

I’ve been living with fatigue and pain for a long time. The rash is new since I had the baby. That was the most bothersome thing to me recently, because I thought I had developed an allergy to something and couldn’t figure out what it was. Now I know that lupus causes photosensitivity and the rash is just my immune system going crazy.

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