I was watching news last night, an episode about covid patients who months later have similar symptoms of Lupus. Weakness,fatigue, numbness, brain fog, pain in joints and tendons, chest pain, has anyone thought to look into this?
Lol. This is why I hate the screening right now. I have fibro and lupus sle, along with ibs. My daily life is the ENTIRE list of covid symptoms. So when I get screened, asking if I've experienced any of the symptoms, Im like "daily for two years now" and have to explain I have lupus and fibro.
Now I have had covid twice now. Once in April and once last month. When I did experience it the first time, yeah, it was miserable and I was in hell. The second time? I honestly thought I was starting to have a mild flare up. If our friend hadn't told us she just tested positive, we never would have known too get tested.
Yes. I kept thinking of the parallels with lupus. These viruses...theyvalter the immune system and trigger alot of similar responses. It is scary. The challenge is the viruses have long lasting impacts. You see the covid survivors suffering, and medical tests cant define the lasting disabling problems much like seen with lupus and fibro and lyme. At some point medicine will have the aha moment that says they are measuring the wrong thing and their patients are sick and suffering.
Yeah the news in my country covered (several months back) how a minority of ppl still have COVID symptoms many weeks and months later. I feel like the fatigue, pain in body, breathing issues etc. that they mentioned could be similar to many illnesses and not just Lupus. And your probably very right that their bodies could probably be reacting like someone that has an autoimmune illness or like Fibromyalgia and so on.
Yup. Covid seems like rapid onset lupus. It’s crazy they don’t specifically make the connection but I suspect it’s why they thought of trying plaquenil earlier in the year. I think we will have many many people with terrible long term effects from this virus. Interesting to note doctors still suspect lupus might be triggered by the Epstein Barr virus many get in their teens years. I fear Covid might trigger terrible long terms Disease in patients