I have discoid lupus but am experiencing fatigue and aches & pains that are symptoms of systemic lupus. Can discoid lupus develop into systemic lupus?

It is not uncommon for Discoid lupus patients to suffer fatigue and joint pains which are commonly associated with systemic disease at some point during the course of their illness. However, only about 5% of Discoid patients go on to develop SLE.

If these symptoms persist a patient would be advised to have their blood tests checked for evidence of systemic disease.