Symptoms of lupus can vary widely from person to person and may include any combination of:
- Achy, stiff or painful joints
- Weight loss
- Skin rash
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Hair loss
- Mouth or nose sores
- Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress
- Changes in urine
- Blood clots
- Seizures or other neurological changes
Additionally, blood work can show anemia, low white blood cell or platelets, positive antibodies, blood or protein in urine, or elevated inflammatory markers.
It is important to know that everyone person with lupus does not have all of these symptoms.