I know w/ lupus it seems that certain things can trigger flares. When I get sick, it sometimes will trigger one. And it seems I can't come out of it. With me, sun exposure can cause some symptoms, but after a day or two I'm OK.
Were you dx w/ MS first or lupus. I've honestly wondered if I have both. If you could send me a personal message on the difference between the two because I know that lupus can cause neurological symptoms when it attacks the nervous system.
I went to my endocrinologist yesterday.He thinks I have lupus..but says he cant diagnose me with it cause hes not a rhumy.But hes good friends with my neurologist so hes gunna talk with him.But about the ms..I have alot of things that are more in tune with ms-including lesions on my mri.But I guess theyre gunna swing with lupus as mt sis has it.And when I get out of a hot bath..I can hardly move.I was diagnosed with fibro and cfs,but like I said,more ms symtoms than not.
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A real eye opener! You won't look at cfs the same after reading this.
Hi there -
Wanted to add that being exposed to UV rays (whether from sun or artificial) is the NUMBER ONE trigger for a lupus flare, and is a hallmark symptom. It can cause not only skin symptoms, but triggers the antibodies that can cause a VERY serious flare (if you have organ involvement, it can trigger a flare there as well). I become VERY ILL if unprotected in the sun, even if just for a half hour or so.
So - please be careful and follow the guidelines of the LFA - wear stong SPF protection as well as a hat whenever possible when being out in the sun. For the best sunscreens, go to the LFA website for the list of the most effective ones...Good luck.