Lupus runs in my family and I wanted to know if I should get tested for it.
I have some health problems:
-Skin, punch biopsy (results received a week later) showed Psoriasis. Plaques (some ring-shaped) considered moderate to severe.
-Nail pitting, one nail bed separation, brittle nails.
-Stiff, achey joints (especially in the ankles, knees, neck, and shoulders); degenerative disc disease in neck, sacroiliac joint dysfunction; symptoms of sciatica.
-Rhematoid factor negative
-eGFR was 50 (told to follow-up)
-Eyelid swelling/facial edema;
-Cold intolerance (causing asthma and bluish colour to skin); my hands, feet and knees immediately turn ice cold and very painful with inactivity (in a matter of minutes).
-Headaches; memory problems.
-Constantly fighting fatigue.
-Menstrual irregularities (mid cycle spotting)
I am 26 years old, female
I'm taking eltroxin for hypothyroidism (in the morning), a multivitamin (at night), and applying clobetasol ointment for psoriasis.