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Age At Diagnosis

Age At Diagnosis

I'm in the second 1/2 of my 50's. I understand lupus is usually diagnosed much earlier. Have I had it a long time and not known, or recently developed it? I can go back years and see certain symptoms, but haven't been really sick with the symptoms for years. Does this make sense.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

There is Late On Set Lupus in which a person does not get lupus until later in life. You did not say how old you were when you first started having some of the symptoms you are having now. Also, many of the symptoms of lupus also show up in other transitory illnesses. So just because you have had a symptom before It doesn't mean you had lupus earlier. The reason this is important is that Late On Set Lupus is milder and rarely attacks your organs. That might be comforting to know, if you can figure it out.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Yes it makes sense because I went through the same thing. I'm pretty sure I had it way before I was diagnosed.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Early 20’s fatigue, joint pain, migraines started. I was diagnosed in my early 30’s. Probably started around 14 that is when I first had Raynauds. Many things come and go, but I think we all have arthritis type symptoms and fatigue. Neuropathy (autoimmune type I was told) some interstial lung disease, microscopic blood in urine.

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

JoLynch
Thank you for that information. I had been having symptoms for several years but wasn’t diagnosed until the age of I think it was about 71. I have good times for quite a while but when it hits me I experience the pain and The complete exhaustion for quite a while then it starts all over again, I just thankful for the good days and try not to over do, that’s one thing I learned do everything in moderation. Have a pain free night and a blessed 4 of July tomorrow.

posted 3 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I was 14yrs old when I got diagnosed. I’m now 49

posted 9 months ago
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