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Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Apr 28, 2022 | Replies (117)

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I know you posted the original message four days ago but to me it sounds like rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease which dramatically affects joints and can cause fatigue, which is pretty common to autoimmune diseases. I have Systemic Lupus so I know that most autoimmune diseases cause fatigue. And I also know that having one autoimmune disease means you could possibly have another because I have fibromyalgia and one the eats away at my cartilage. So if talk to a rheumatologist and see.

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Hello @dragonl8y, and welcome to Connect. Your insight about autoimmune diseases is so true! We have a few discussions about lupus/systemic lupus that might interest you:

– Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle/
– Tumid Lupus with SLE Symptoms?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tumid-lupus-with-sle-symptoms/
– Have a few autoimmune disorders – now have consistent low grade fever https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/have-a-few-autoimmune-disorders-now-have-consistent-low-grade-fever/

Do let me know if you'd like to hear from fellow members who've shared their experiences about living with various types of lupus; I'd love to connect you with them.