How do you decipher Lupus joint/muscle pain from pain from the average aging process?

Fibromyalgia (FM)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Joint pain

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  • Pretty_Nora


    I guess the major difference is that Lupus comes in flare-ups... If the pain is long-lasting, it might be due to aging I guess. Has your Lupus been under control recently?

  • azaz


    Thank you pretty_nora. I have been getting flares more often. These usually involve more pain and issues with movement.

  • Lolita


    Lupus tends to affect joints on both sides, while other conditions might affect only one side. That was my rheumatologist's question when I asked him if it’s a sport injury or my lupus again

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