Common Lupus Symptoms
Lupus can affect any organ in the body and may cause a wide range of symptoms. Plus, you don’t know when symptoms will strike or how long a flare could last.
It’s a rash for a few weeks and total exhaustion after that. How can I keep up with these lupus symptoms?
A look at symptoms
Lupus is complicated and unpredictable, with a long list of symptoms that can come and go. Many of these symptoms can be the same as in other illnesses. In fact, lupus is sometimes called “the great imitator” because its symptoms may be like those of rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and others.
Track all your symptoms
Keeping track of your symptoms—what they are, when they appear, how long they last, and how they are affecting your life—is an important part of managing your disease. Symptoms can be a sign that your lupus is active, and that may cause long-term damage to your organs.
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