06-04-2009, 02:14 PM
Hello everyone! I accidentally posted in the wrong forum first, so I wanted to introduce myself again. I found this site recently and it has helped me so much already to hear everyone's stories and advice. I'm so glad you guys are out there. I went to the rheumatologist yesterday and she basically said that she cannot really give a clear diagnosis as some of my labwork is more indicative of SLE and some of a mixed connective tissue disorder and it may take some time for a definite diagnosis. But at the advice I recievied here, I insisted on getting my symptoms treated even though I don't have a clear diagnosis. So she started me on prednisone 10mg, Arava, and flexeril. I guess she would prefer I be on some different meds, but I also have a lymph node that has been extremely swollen for months that I am having biopsied to rule out lymphoma so this is what she felt safest giving me for now. But I feel a little better already just knowing something is being done to help me feel better. I am so glad there are places like this where I can talk about how I am feeling and ask questions. I may not have a clear diagnosis, but I can tell from reading the posts here that you all know how I feel. Thanks for this site.