What other conditions can mimic the symptoms of lupus ? The symptoms that I have are: nausea , cramps in the calves , dry eyes , anemia , high blood pressure , joint pain, muscle stiffness, swelling of hands and feet , loss of strength , weight loss , sleep disruption and blood urine.

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  • Dr. Doctuo

    I feel that is not good. For better or worse there are many conditions that share " symptom complex " having systemic lupus erythematosus , including fibromyalgia , mixed connective tissue disease , antiphospholipid syndrome , celiac disease , chronic viral hepatitis, the disease Lyme an infectious endocarditis, infectious mononucleosis, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome , and other neoplasms . Unfortunately, when the blood of a patient do not support a diagnosis of lupus , this often leads to a search for other causes of your symptoms , and may cause a lot of anxiety , inconvenience and expense. One element of his history which can be very disturbing is the presence of blood in the urine. Although this may be due to several factors, a person who has been assessed by an autoimmune disorder, you can probably be a nephritis , which could threaten the function of your kidneys. Your weight loss , if it was not deliberate , it is also a worrying symptom. This, too, suggests a potentially serious underlying disease , an autoimmune disorder , intestinal disorders (inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease , for instance ) , and neoplasms are common causes of unintentional weight loss . I guess it is already doing tests right now to get to the root of these problems. I hope that this information has been helpful . Good Luck!