What is lupus

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shazzy, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

    Hi All.

    I often read that CFS is similar to lupus. What is lupus and how would you know if you got it? I had lots of blood tests in past, would it of been picked up then.

  2. patchwork

    patchwork New Member

    that is characterised by inflammation of the joints, muscles and organs.It seems it can attack any part of the body.The cause isn't known and there's no cure. I think the difference betwen it and C.F.S/F.M is that it cause inflammation and can be distructive. I'm no expert tho!! I think there must be more info somewhere on this site....
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Click on Message Boards in the strip above where you log in. It will bring up a list of all the forms available here.

    This was a good explanation of Lupus. BTW, many with Lupus and MS also have FMS.

    Love, Mikie