Symptoms of Lupus

The signs of lupus differ from one person to another. Some people have just a few signs and symptoms of the disease; others have more. Listed below are the most common symptoms experienced by people with lupus.

  • Excessive and profound fatigue or weakness
  • Prolonged flu – like symptoms of aching and fever
  • Pain, stiffness, or swelling in the joints
  • Blood disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Skin Rashes
  • Kidney disease
  • Butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
  • Sun or light sensitivity (photosensitivity)
  • Hair loss
  • Seizures, forgetfulness, confusion
  • Mouth or nose ulcers
  • Sudden dramatic weight loss or gain