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Did you know that Lupus is sometimes referred to as the Great Imitator? Lupus symptoms are very similar to those of several other common illnesses. The most common symptoms of Lupus are fatigue, headaches, anemia, joint pain, sun sensitivity, discoloration of fingertips in cold, fever, swelling, chest pain, butterfly rash, hair loss, blood clotting, and tiredness. Quite the list in my opinion, but lets keep in mind that those are only the most common.

Many of these symptoms can occur in other conditions and illnesses, such as arthritis, Lyme disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, pneumonia, alopecia, hemophilia and more. This is why Lupus is called the Great Imitator, its symptoms are like the symptoms of many other conditions and illnesses.

July 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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