Diagnosis


#1

Hello, I’ve just been diagnosed with lupus and wondering how i can ease symptoms in the interim period before seeing the consultant


#2

Rhins, who dxed you? You will need a rheumatologist that treats other SLE patients…and not just you. He/she will take lots of blood work and then go from there.

Each patient is different and it affects different parts of one’s body. The only thing I would recommend is to have asprin handy.


#3

Thanks for your reply, it’s much appreciated. i’ve only seen my GP, general practitioner, so far. what’s the aspirin for then? rhi


#4

Rhin, the aspirin is for the joint pains you may have.

But…if you are on any blood thinners, DO NOT take asprins.


#5

Thanks for your reply, Mel. I’ve been reading your replies to other people too and it’s very helpful. At the moment, I dont have aches and pains, only tiredness and weakness. I had some time off work but will go back next week, which I’m very worried about, feeling the way I do. I need to find out what help financially I may be entitled to if work becomes too hard, but of course, as I live in the UK, it’s different over here. rhi


#6

Rhi,

Besides weakness and feeling tired, what other symptoms do you have that they dx you with lupus? Did they do any blood work?


#7

I’ve had two lots of bloods now and waiting to do more.