10-26-2009, 06:11 PM
So, my new rehumy was a jerk and said upon meeting me that I was crazy for listening to all those other doctors since he is the best. He asked me two questions nad told me I did not have lupus. I was so frustrated. I went back to my other doc who was slow on getting results but never talks down to me or pretends to be God's gift to the Medical World. Anyway, unfortunately I had an insurance crisis and was not seeing her or any other docs for about three months. No meds either. About 9 days ago I came down with definite swine flu after taking care of my sicj daughter and her boyfriend. At the ER on Wednesday they gave me tamaflu. By Saturday I was terribly ill and knew I was having other issues. I went to an urgent care instead of the ER. The doc said that my lungs were clear but suspicious of something else. He did point out that I have a lot of scar tissue in my lungs but the other thing he has never seen before. He was going to consult a specialist. He then said I have thrombocytosis. (Elevated red platelets) He says probably lupus related. I came home on all the things to treat the bronchitis, but there were no meds I have never taken before. Last night these little red swellings appeared on my left leg then my right. They are about fingertip sized. I noticed when I put my long socks on I didn't get anymore. The spots are sore, have no scab or opening, and most of them have now turned purple. What is up with this?