What are some early symptoms of lupus sle?

Variable-see below. Sle (lupus) can begin suddenly or slowly. The most frequent early symptoms are fever, malaise, rash, joint pain, and joint swelling. Since this disease can affect the whole body, there can be symptoms from any body system, including heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, liver, eyes, and digestive tract.. If you or someone you know suspects lupus, please see a doctor very soon!
SLE symptoms. Common symptoms of lupus are: unexplained fever extreme fatigue painful or swollen joints red rash or color change on the face chest pain upon deep breathing unusual hair loss pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (raynaud's phenomenon) sensitivity to the sun swelling (edema) in legs or around eyes, etc. Swollen glands.