While every case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is different, there are a few common symptoms most lupus patients share. Some are joint pain, butterfly rash on the face, fever, fatigue, and sensitivity to the sun.
But because SLE is such a complex and very individualized disease, some symptoms are less common. Here are six little-known symptoms of lupus from NewLifeOutlook:
While it’s well-known that lupus patients have higher rates of depression and anxiety, it’s not known if some cases are more situational than biological. However, lupus psychosis can occur during the onset of the disease, during the first years of the disease, or during a flare. Treatment with steroids helps and the psychosis is usually short-lived.