Should I talk to my doctor about my lupus symptoms?

If you are consistently tired, have joint pain, fever, or rash, you should talk to your doctor. The symptoms of lupus can be complicated and vary widely from person to person. Additionally, the severity of the symptoms can range from mild to severe and can be persistent for a stretch of time and then seemingly disappear. It is the variability of the symptoms that can make lupus hard to diagnose. Thorough and consistent communication about your symptoms and their duration may help a physician come to diagnosis sooner. The earlier a diagnosis is made, the less the likelihood that serious damage will be done by the disease.

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