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wonderingin2012 posted:
I am a 40 year old female and here are my new symptoms in the last year:

Rash on wrist/arm
sore knee joints
"air-head" moments
weight gain
increased depression/anxiety
soft sticky stools (not normal for me)
more frequent injuries (clumsiness and more easily injured)

I know Lupus can display many different symptoms, but I keep coming back to it when I try to figure out what is going on.

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wonderingin2012 responded:
I forgot to say I am having kidney pain and elevated blood sugar.
 
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lupylisa44 responded:
Have you had your thyroid checked? many of the symptoms you listed can relate to your thyroid being underactive. Ask your doctor to do a Full Thyroid Panel, not just the TSH test. I have an underative thyroid and my TSH is "in normal range" but I do much better on the very low end of normal.

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/doctors/a/10mistakes.htm


http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hypothyroidism-topic-overview

Lupylisa
With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.
 
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LStudley730 responded:
Honestly I would wait for the doctor as hard and horrible as that sounds it is the best advice I can offer you. I know exactly what you are going through for 9 months I was having all of these odd symptoms lymphnode swelling, stool issues, weight loss severly, to the point where my doctor was running tests and was convinced I had Cancer. I had begun saying my goodbyes, but they kept on finding dead ends, they found tumors in my Nasopharynx but couldn't remove it and one problem after another but for 9 months no direct answers. Finally by accident my husband (who also has Lupus) his Rheum. ran tests on me and came to find out I had Lupus. I would get all of the tests necessary to be done and never rest until you find the answer you are looking for because you know your own body!!!


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