I have had few lumps prior to this last year, now I have so many I couldn't begin to count them all, and sometimes they hurt. I have had doctors tell me that they are fatty tumors. But most of them are hard and painful,,,,,,I just wonder if that is a sign of lupus. Also,,,,,I have had a hysterectomy,,,,so I don't have a period any more,,,,but I have had things happening to me every 3 weeks like it is my cycle,,,,just wondering if that could be a sign of lupus as well. I haven't been dxed,,,,but from the research I have done,,,,,,,I have most of the symptoms of lupus. Sores in my head,nose, lost 50 pounds since last june, lost alot of hair,severe fatigue,memory loss, forgetfulness,joint pain, inflamation, chest pains, legs and feet swelling, just gained 13 pounds in a week and a half,,,,cant sleep even with sleep medication,and much more,,,,to much to mention. I have been to the hospital twice in 3 weeks for chest pain,,,,my heart rate dropped to 40-50 bpm,,,,thyroid was enlarged on ct scan,,,,,but week later it was fine on the ultrasound,had entero fistula,,,,,3 weeks later it was gone,,,,,,have had some really bisarre things happening to me,,,,but my ANA and other blood tests came back negative. I am realy frustrated,,,,,,and afraid that I will end up losing my job if I keep getting sick. I don't know what to do,,,,and dont know how to convince a doctor to take into consideration my signs and symptoms. My grandmother had lupus,,,,,and was the major factor that killed her. She had her first open heart surgery at 38yrs old,,,,that is how old I am,,,,,,,and I have been having problems with my heart,,,,,,have had cartlige inflamation in the chest,,,,,,,and 2 leaking valves in my heart,,,,,,I guess you could say I am VERY concerned about what is going on with me. Any suggetions I would greatly appreciate.
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