Symptoms

SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite: weight loss
  • Aches and pains
  • Swollen glands
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Easy bruising
  • Hair loss
  • Edema/swelling

 

The following symptoms are more suggestive of Lupus:

  • A rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • Discoid Lupus lesions
  • Developing rashes after exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light
  • Ulcers (not sores or  blisters) inside the mouth
  • Arthritis of two or more joints, i.e., the joints hurt and are swollen
  • Pleurisy – pain in the chest on deep breathing, not related to position or movement
  • Seizure
  • Anemia
  • Raynaud’s -fingers turning white and/or blue in the cold
  • Bald spots