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  • 2 days ago

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  • 4 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....

  • 5 days 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.
  • 12 days 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....
  • 23 days ago

    Concerns regarding my daughter

    Back in August, my daughter began having tailbone pain (not related to any type of injury). We saw her doctor who then sent us on to a pediatric orthopedic (she's 15). She went to PT for a month and used an anti inflammatory for 2 months with no improvement. Then during Thanksgiving weekend, she had sudden onset of pain in both knees. The pain is severe enough that she can not use the stairs, can not walk for any prolonged period of time, nor stand in one place for long without pain. We revisited....
  • 23 days ago

    I don't know if it could be Lupus or not

    I'm 15 years old and for the past 4 years I've been having symptoms that doctors haven't been able to explain. I get a rash over my nose and cheeks and all over my legs and stomach, my hair has been falling out in clumps recently, I've been having seizures, randomly gaining and losing weight no matter what I've been eating, and my fingers, toes, and lips have been turning purple randomly (they don't hurt and this usually lasts around 5 minutes), and really painful swollen....
  • 23 days ago

    Waiting on Rheumatologist...

    What do I do while I am waiting to see my Rheumatologist? I’ve had to wait all through the holidays while their offices were closed after being told my PCP feels I have Lupus but need a diagnosis from a specialist. I am miserable...I’ve added in vitamins and supplements...I want to know what is wrong with me. Symptoms: RF: normal ANA: positive Headache Facial rash Facial psoriasis/eczema Dry eyes Sores in nose Dry mouth Neck pain Tingling arms/fingers/hands Tremors in hands Swollen painful joints....
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    Can my lupus cause my birth control to not work?
  • 26 days ago

    Feel like dying slowly

    I've been tested ANA positive since 2013. Yet not a single doctor (seen 3) since then does anything about it nor cares... ANA positive? Ok great, bye! My condition has deteriorated greatly! Now I get unexplained attacks that we almost have to go to ER (the only thing that's stopping us is the ER bill). My first time I tested ANA positive : 1:320. No treatment was given. Now I've tested ANA positive (since 2013 - 2017 always ANA positive) 1:160. My current doctor told me : "No rheumatologist....
  • 26 days ago

    Lupus and pets

    my mom has lupus, along with other medical problems like arthirtis and we currently had to send away a dog that was very dear to me, and as she will not let us get another dog i was wonderin what other animals would be safe for us to have and not hurt my mom.