I had some crippling chest pains last week, I thought I was having a heart attack except my left arm didn't go numb. So I did what any self respecting man does and ignored it. My sis went into the hospital over the weekend for the same thing. It turns out it was possibly her lupus attacking her heart.
I started talking to my other sister who has it and the rosasia on my face? A possible sign of Lupus. The joint pain I went to the doctor last month about and is still bothering me? A possible sign of Lupus. My anxiety? A possible sign of Lupus. My chest pain? A possible sign of Lupus.
Actually these are all of the signs.
The internet is bitter-sweet with things like this. A Google search tells me there is no cure but you can live a healthy, happy life in spite of the side effects of the drugs. Also, 78% of people with Lupus live more than 20 years, for some reason I was looking for something better than that.
Oh yeah, I'm 26. The exact ages my sisters started noticing the symptoms. Just last week I was telling my father that I'm sorry if it seems like I've been complaining about being in pain so often, it was just that the last year has been really rough. I have felt like I am eighty years old.
Lupus is found in .00053% of Americans. 1 in 10 of those are male. Very few of those are white. Somehow I may have just beaten some incredible odds, if the tests come back positive, I'm playing the lottery.