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  • 22 days ago

    Lupus? RA? Sjogren’s? Do I need a second opinion?

    I just met with my Rheumy and he offered no diagnosis and no path forward and I am both shocked and frustrated. For the past 3 years I have been dealing with joint pains (fingers, hands, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and elbows). Every morning I wake up feeling like I was hit by a bus. After about an hour or so, I am able to move around and my joints feel bruised. It is symmetrical. For example, both left and right pointer fingers hurt worse than all other fingers throughout the day. I have clear....

  • 22 days ago

    I may have lupus...

    I've been dealing with chest pain for over a year, almost 2. When it first started I had fluid around my heart and lungs and was diagnosed with pericarditis. After a couple of months the pericarditis started to go away but the chest pain is still constant. The initial Lupus tests came back that I didn't have it. I did blood work yesterday and they are doing a test that is more rare because the doctor said in very rare cases it doesn't show up on the other one. My question is, has anyone....
  • 23 days ago

    great news! 3 cases where people have cured their lupus with high dose Vitamin d3

    There is a brand new article out describing three cases where people have cured their lupus with high dose Vitamin D3 here is the link>>>>
  • 1 month ago

    Sun allergy maybe?

    I'm not quite sure what's going on with me. I'm a teenager- I was diagnosed with mono at the beginning of January. It's now July, and all my symptoms had gone away. I started working as a lifeguard and swim instructor this summer so I spend 4 or 5 + hours in the sun almost everyday. I've never had any reaction to the sun before, except I've never spent this much time outside before. I've been getting this red rash all the way down the inside/tops of my arms and legs. It's....
  • 1 month ago

    feeling sick ALL THE TIME

    I almost never do things like this. I respect my doctors and other medical professionals immensely, but I am genuinely desperate. In October (about 5 months ago) I visited my PCP after feeling sickly for weeks on end. I had been having low-grade fevers on a daily basis, joint pain and general aches, and fatigue so bad I would sleep for 16 hours. My blood work came back with normal CBC, but positive for mono. I was given prednisone (which did nothing) and told I would feel better in a week or two....
  • 1 month ago

    Abnormal blood work. Cause for concern?

    About 2-3 years ago I was constantly sick but didn’t know why. Just didn’t feel well, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, etc,etc. would feel like I had the flu every month for a couple years. I feel a lot healthier these days due to diet, exercise and supplements but my blood work is still not normal. Is it any cause to worry? My doctor said to see her for more blood work in a year. This is what is abnormal: 1. DHEA- 292 mcg/dL (normal is 23-266) I got this tested a year ago and it was 268 so it’s slowly....
  • 1 month ago

    Positive ANA, White Blood Cell Count, Lupus?

    Hi, I'm a 22 year old female college student. I'm the anxious type so I was wondering if someone could give me some info. So, I've been through a few blood tests and there are a few different things that I'm concerned about. For one, my Antinuclear Antibody came back as positive, and that by itself isn't a huge deal. It's just that, on top of a positive ANA, my white blood cell count is slightly risen above average. I don't have an exact number, but that's what my....
  • 1 month ago

    Should I be concerned?

    Just had an appointment with a Rheumatologist to go over my lab results. Even though there were several areas out of the norm - she doesn’t seem too concerned. Here were the things that were red flagged - ANA Screen-15, Chromatin-220, GGT-150 , trace blood in urine, trace leu in urine, ALP -100, BUN -20 I stay fatigued and have lots of aches and pains.
  • 1 month ago

    Is it positive?

    My doctor thinks I have lupus. I had a DSdna blood test and I'm wondering if a value of 110 is positive? The test results are hard to understand.
  • 2 months ago

    Autoimmune? MS? Lyme? Something else?

    To start off I'm a female, 23 years old. Two years ago I had my first son, before his birth I was very healthy. After his birth I developed weird symptoms, skin rashes, dizziness, weakness, joint pain, headaches, low grade fevers, floaters in eyes, dry mouth and eyes, light sensitivity especially in eyes, stomach problems etc. It started with the skin rashes and I went to a derm, they said it could be scabies and gave me multiple rounds of the treatment for that(feel like the cream could have....