Lupus can affect every part of your body. Personally, when I had flares in the past, my symptoms were pleuritis (that intense chest pain when taking deep breaths), joint and muscle pain and stiffness, malar rash, and fatigue. Since changing my diet and lifestyle, I'm glad to say, I don't experience those symptoms anymore!
There are symptoms that are well-known for Lupus like the malar rash or butterfly rash. This red rash appears over your cheeks and nose.
However, there are MANY ways Lupus can affect your body, read the list below to see if Lupus has been affecting you in any unexpected ways:
Heart: Chest pain
Rapid and/or irregular heartbeat
Lung: Pain in the chest when deep breathing
Eye: Dry eyes
Some loss of vision
Blood: Bleeding and/or bruising easily
Muscles & Bones: Muscle weakness
Stiffness in joints
Skin: Skin rashes
Sensitivity to sun or light
Mouth or nose sores
Headache and/or dizziness
Memory problems or confusion
Weakness/numbness on one side (for example, one arm feeling weak or numb)
Kidney: Swelling of legs and/or feet
Frothy and/or bloody urine
If you are having the above symptoms of Lupus affecting your kidney, brain, or heart appear, seek medical attention right away! Blood clots can be a concern for people with Lupus and require immediate medical attention.
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