Lupus is a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
- Extreme fatigue (feeling tired all the time)
- Pain or swelling in the joints.
- Swelling in the hands, feet, or around the eyes.
- Low fevers.
- Sensitivity to sunlight or fluorescent light.
- Chest pain when breathing deeply.