Okay I'm new to all this - not just Lupus but forums as well. I'm in so much pain I am going mad! Both wrists & hands swollen beyong recognition, knees, feet and toes too! Unfortunately I have to wait another week (I've been waiting since 2/11) to see Rheumotologist (spelling??)! Saturday started experiencing lower back pain - can honestly hardly move at times. Regular Doc has me on a non-steriod anti-inflammatory (3 weeks now) NO results - seems like my only friends these days is Iburpofen, hot showers & hot tub.
Can someone explain how "complement tests" are normal but anti-DNA positive - never even heard of anti-DNA test before!