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Many lupus patients feel fevered and suffer from stiff and painful joints. They find it painful to straighten up in the mornings. Walking is a slow and painful process. Their hands, feet and knees can be badly swollen and at times the hands and feet are numb. Chronic fatigue takes root as they drag through their daily routine.
For anyone who has lupus, these symptoms are as bad or worse then they sound. The physical symptoms are not the only frightening thing about this terrible autoimmune disease. Sometimes not knowing what is wrong with you is often the worst part. Going to the doctors before a proper diagnosis and having them tell you that there is "nothing wrong with you" only adds to the stress. Because of the many different symptoms, lupus is hard to diagnose and is often referred to as "the disease with a 1000 faces".
Some of the more common drugs for lupus are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID), antimalarial, plaquenil. These will help with the pain and swelling brought on by the lupus, however, these drugs often will not help with the fatigue. For some lupus patients, exercising will only cause stiffness, soreness, and numbness in the feet, legs, hands and arms. Dermatomyositis will be responsible for a sensitivity to the sun and prone to rashes. The next medical treatment for many lupus patients will be Corticosteroids (steroids), such as Prednisone.
When someone is first diagnosed they begin to wonder about their future with the disease. Most won't die yet their quality of life is seriously reduced. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which instead of protecting you, over acts and attacks your body manifesting itself through painful lupus symptoms.
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