My symptoms and diagnoses

Both lupus (SLE) and Ehlers-Danlos type 3 (hypermobility) each can cause many secondary conditions, hence the fairly long list!

Musculoskeletal issues
Nervous system and cognitive issues
Cardiovascular issues
Gastric and digestive issues
Urinary issues
Mental illness
Glandular issues
Eye issues
Other


Musculoskeletal issues
– Ehlers-Danlos type 3 (hypermobility)
– Dislocations and subluxations
– Hip impingement
– Scoliosis
– Tibial periostitis
– Fibromyalgia
– Winging scapula
– Muscle fasciculations and spasms
– General arthralgia
– Pes planus (flat feet)
– Costochondritis
– Tendinitis
– Chronic injury to left acromioclavicular joint

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Nervous system and cognitive issues
– Peripheral neuropathy
– Migraine
– Cognitive dysfunction (“brain fog”)

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Cardiovascular issues
– Sinus tachycardia
– Premature ventricular contractions
– Hyperdynamic left ventricle
– Mild mitral valve regurgitation
– Raynaud’s phenomenon

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Gastric and digestive issues
– Irritable bowel syndrome
– Gastroesophageal reflux
– Mild gastroparesis

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Urinary issues
– Interstitial cystitis
– Proteinuria

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Mental illness
– Major depressive disorder
– Self-harm

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Glandular issues
– Meibomian gland dysfunction
– Sjögren’s syndrome

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Eye issues
– Medium myopia
– Astigmatism
– Fixation disparity
– The glandular issues mentioned above (Meibomian gland dysfunction and Sjögren’s) also affect the eyes.

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Other
– Inflammatory lung damage
– Insomnia
– Recurring mouth ulcers
– Urticaria
– Chronic sinusitis
– Alopecia areata
– Anti-cardiolipin antibodies
– Autism (community-affirmed, including by various medical professionals including psychologist but who are not qualified to make formal diagnosis; I’m still considering whether to pursue a formal diagnosis but am very anxious of the process.)

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