You’re having problems on the potty
The kidneys are one of the most common organs to be affected by lupus, which means you could feel side or back pain, have problems urinating, and retain water. Your doctor may also discover high levels of protein in your urine.
You have heartburn that just won’t quit
Gastrointestinal problems like heartburn, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are also common in lupus as the disease can cause your gut to become inflamed. Sufferers often try over-the-counter and prescription medications but find little relief from them.