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Discoid lupus

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Hi - Im sure I posted somewhere on this site before and cant find it now:)

I was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus 3 weeks ago and am waiting on a referal appointment with a dermotologist.
My bloods came back that I dont have Systematic Lupus but when I reminded my gp of my symptoms of depression,pain and swollen jints she said she would put it in my dermotologist referal notes.

I now have an appointment with a locum gp again - she was great :) she was the one who arranged the biopsy after 12 years of itching sores on my chest and the other symptoms.
(In the 12 years I have tried steroid creams,antibiotics and told my rash was stress related etc - so it is now a certain relief to be pointed in the right direction :)
When I go back to the locum gp on Friday, I hope she also pays the same attentiion to my other symptoms as she did to the biopsy arrangements.

Could anyone advise me what the dermotologist might do in relation to the pain and extreme fatigue or should I push these symptoms with the gp appointment on Friday
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Thanks x
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Hi Rainbowmum,

It sounds as if you had a very positive appointment. I hope your blood tests show nothing wrong with either your kidneys or your liver.

Along with the sunscreen you should definitely limit your time in the sun. The hours between 10:00 and 4:00 are the worst for me. There are also a few clothing lines with sunscreen protection.

Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Take care,
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