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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.

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 almost 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 almost 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Early 20’s fatigue, joint pain, migraines started. I was diagnosed in my early 30’s.

posted 3 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

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

posted 4 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Yes im in my 70s an just got diagnosed in the fall this year. For three yearsi had symltoms but git sent to every specialist tryingbti figure out what was wrong. Nothing stood ou. Sine i was a medical librarian i resesrched and eveeything lead to lupus especially since i had ra for yrs. I asked ra to check me for lupus. Finally a diagnosis that he said i probably had for years and meds brought it on. A reliefe just to know i wasnt crazy. Watching an testing for complications regularly..keeping fingers crossed thst nothingvshows up. Cause i did have some show of kidney disease. But irates came down thank god.

posted over 4 years ago
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