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Hi everyone, new to site, awaiting an immunologists appointment (I think thats the name...its someone who apparently knows more about my blood test results than my doctor).

Am a little worried by all of this, no one can really tell me whats wrong or when its going to get better. The joint pain and the sleeping 14hrs a day is starting to ruin my fun, apparently my liver is doing some things that it shouldnt too. I get a rash on my face but its never there for more than a couple of days, I have all my hair and have never had pluracy (although i am short of breath alot these days). Any suggestions as to what it could be? can i have lupus with just the pain and sleepyness or could be something eles.
 

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Welcome to the forum Keighs! :)

Many of the symptoms of lupus are rather vague and could be caused by any number of diseases. The blood work often indicates what might be going on and presumably there are signs that it could be an immunological problem of some sort.
It's hard to know what other useful comments to make. Presumably lupus has been mentioned as a possibility. It sounds as if you have looked up the most common symptoms and signs. Skin rashes can come and go and although pleurisy is common it isn't universal nor is any other symptom.

In your place I would find out what tests have been done because I'd want a better idea of what's going on and why I was being sent to an immunologist rather then a rheumatologist.

Let us know how we can help you further. I hope you don't have to wait too long before getting some answers. :)

Bye for now
Clare
 

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Thankyou :) Got referal letter today, did say rhumatoid...ive not spelt that right...letter on other side of large room...sleepy now x x
 

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Dear Keighs, Yes all the sleeping does cut across real life doesn't it. It is obviously what you need right now though.
x Lola
 
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