Is It Psoriatic Arthritis or lupus? How can I differentiate between the two?
Hello, I have been experiencing joint pain, swelling, and stiffness in the body. I have intense pain in my knees. Pain in my body is intense in the morning and after resting. I am confused when reading the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and lupus. Lupus also has the same symptoms which are fatigue, joint pain, rash, and fever. Can anyone tell me what can I do to differentiate between the two?
@maci Hello, I would suggest you visit a doctor who will prescribe suitable tests and examine your symptoms. Symptoms of lupus are a rash shaped like a butterfly that covers your nose and cheeks, fever, or White or blue color in your fingers and toes when you're in the cold. To diagnose lupus your doctor will ask you to take blood and urine tests and to diagnose psoriatic arthritis he will prescribe X-rays to look at changes in your bones or joints, and blood tests that check for inflammation. Thank You.