I was diagnosed with lupus a week before Christmas Eve. I’d had psoriasis all my life – until 2006. My skin had cleared up everywhere, except my forehead. Anyway, in Summer 2010, I had high blood pressure so last August I went to the doctor. He said it wasn’t high so he ran some tests on me and told me to come back the next month. Well, I went back in September and the doctor said that my cholesterol and ANA were high so he told me to come back in 3 months to test for lupus and it came back positive on 12/17/10. Now, the mini symptoms are here and my blood pressure goes up every Summer but it is normal when I go to the doctor.
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