Lupus and Symptoms Experienced

May 26, 2011 No Comments by

LupusLupus and symptoms experienced by those who have it are a definite challenge for daily living. Quality of life can be difficult; however, the disease is an auto-immune disorder and causes different symptoms for different people.  There are many different signs of lupus that are similar to those of other disorders.

“The signs and symptoms of Lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. But, in general, lupus signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Butterfly-shaped rash (malar rash) on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
  • Mouth sores
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Easy bruising
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory loss

via Lupus: Symptoms – MayoClinic.com.”

Here at the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we have helped many people with Lupus earn the Social Security disability benefits they need and deserve.

If you need to file for SSI or disability, know that we are here to answer your questions and help in any way we can. While we can’t understand exactly how you feel, know that we have helped many with Lupus and symptoms ranging from mild to the most severe.

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Ashley obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in English and History from Concord University in 2006, graduating summa cum laude. In 2009, she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in North Carolina shortly after. Ashley practices Social Security Law exclusively. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Ashley is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the United States District Court. She also currently serves as the liaison between the Young Lawyers Division and Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.