One dr told me I had Lupus no RA. The second dr said I have RA, not Lupus. So confusing.
I have debilitating bouts of malaise and fatigue that put me in bed 1-2 weeks at a time..unable to even do basic things like shower. Literally feels like I'm dying. Along with feeling so bad I also have bad brain fog, panic attacks, diarrhea, muscle pain, fevers, butterfly face rash, night sweats, etc. Anyone else do this with RA? I don't have classic RA symptoms.
sometimes people have both because both are autoimmune disorders.
It is possible that you have both maybe the doctors are correct but as far as symptoms go they are very simular for both diseases.
I have extreme fatigue and my nights and days get mixed up. One reason I can't sleep is because rolling over can create horrendous pain and that wakes me up. Then the restless leg syndrom. Ahhhhhhh drives me bonkers so I have to get up. The pain consist of pain in the neck, shoulders, hands, lower back and hands. (Don't think there is much left to hurt). It just no fun....at all but by God's grace...I am retired. Thanj you Jesus.
Wow, I feel for you! I am not a dr. but my oldest daughter experienced the exact things and ended up being in a huge thyroid storm! They are still working on her levels but she is much-much better! We didn't even know she had a bad thyroid!
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