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Have you ever experienced persistent, extreme fatigue and weakness for days or even weeks at a time, even after 6-8 hours of restful nighttime sleep?

Have you ever had an unexplained fever over l00 degrees F for more than a few days?

Have you ever had sensitivity to the sun where your skin ‘breaks out’ after being in the sun? (Not sunburn.)

Have you ever had chest pain with breathing for more than a few days? Pleurisy?

Have you ever been told that you have protein in your urine?

Have you ever had a seizure or convulsion?

Have you ever had achy, painful and/or swollen joints for more than three months?

Do your fingers and/or toes become pale, numb or uncomfortable in the cold?

Have you had any sores in your mouth for more than two weeks?

Have you ever been told that you have a low blood count(s) ~ anemia, low white cell count, or a low platelet count?

Have you ever had a prominent redness or colour change in the shape of a butterfly across the bridge of your nose and cheeks?

If you answer “yes” to at least three of these questions, there is a possibility that you may have lupus. Please make an appointment with your doctor for an examination and testing and to discuss any concerns that you may have about lupus.

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Page last updated: October 07, 2010