10 Early Signs of Lupus Most People Ignore, But You Shouldn’t

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With a broad range of both symptoms and signs, this autoimmune disease is pretty common among us. According to the Lupus Foundation, more than 1.5 million Americans have lupus. From person to person, lupus manifests itself differently. Some might experience mild symptoms, while others may have to deal with more serious symptoms.

Those who are diagnosed with lupus tend to spot the symptoms in early adulthood, but, unfortunately, because lupus flare-ups are often followed by long periods of remission, this autoimmune disease is often overlooked. Plus, its early symptoms are easily associated with something else.

Fatigue, hair loss, thyroid issues, dry mouth, gastrointestinal problems, rash, or swollen joints are all early symptoms of lupus. So, tell us… Have you ever thought of having lupus when you’ve experienced hair loss? No?! So I thought…

On the other hand, it doesn’t actually mean that you have lupus. Regular medical check-ups and maintaining a good relationship with your doctor could prevent many things from happening. So, at your next doctor’s appointment, ask him/her more about this autoimmune disease.

Until then, here we discuss the early signs and symptoms of lupus.

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6 thoughts on “10 Early Signs of Lupus Most People Ignore, But You Shouldn’t”

  1. also can cause clotting disorder. i was diagnosed with lupus after 10 yrs dealing with all kinds of issues the dr said i know you have an autoimmune disorder but your blood work is always good until my sixth blood clot he did an lupus anticoagulant panel and it was positive i was so happy to finally have a diagnosis. another symptom is intolerance of the sun . burns my skin

  2. I no longer test positive for lupus., that was about 20 years ago. Went to a nutritionist. She had me quit eating fresh oranges and grapefruit, and drink water with lemon which neutrilizes the acid. jmw

    1. Joan, drinking lemon water but not consuming fresh oranges and grapefruit to neutralize acid seems strange IMO. How can lemons, obviously a citrus fruit, not be acidic like the others? I’m glad that seemed to help you, I just don’t understand why.

  3. I think another symptom of Lupus is Raynaud’s syndrome or disease. Your hands have poor blood circulation and are very cold. They may turn purple, especially at the fingertips. Also there is poor circulation where your toes and knees are very red. This seems to happen when you have joint pain in this area.

    1. i have CREST syndrome, n autoimmune disease similar to lupus, i have raynaud’s which causes ulcers on my fingertips that are very painful and do not heal, hard to concentrate on anything with constant pain, my doctors won’t do anything but shake their head. The medicine they prescribe is WORTHLESS so i have to drink beer to deal with pain just to sleep, oh by the way, i have all of the classic lupus symptoms

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