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I was wondering if havng alot of stomach aches etc. is a symptom of lupus?? I havn't been diagnosed yet. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis,fibromyalgia about two years ago. The last six months things are much different; I'm having rash/hives more often ( I always thought I just had sensitive skin)In 1988 when my second child was born I started noticing rashes, and was getting tired very easily, I went to a dermatologist, and he said that the rashes were "some type of reaction" I could have told him that. So I had been living with the reaction since 1988. After my diagnosis in 2000, I just assumed the other symptoms I have been having were related....This feels different. I have heard that it takes a while to get a lupus diagnosis??? Blood work many times??? I have a second opinion in September; I really don't think I can wait that long.. I'm gathering all of my lab work reports, etc. for my next appt. The rashes are also leaving little brown spot after the itching goes away. Any info on this would be great. We were at the beach recently, and I was under our umbrella, but within an hour I had hives, felt very warm, light headed, and with the worst stomach ache in my life. I don't want to chance going to the beach again. I also had sunscreen on, which I know I am not allergic to. I tried to keep this short.....ooops!!
Take care, Kathy