Knowledge wanted....please help!
Sorry I wasn't able to post after my 1st rheumy visit but things have been crazy and I've been crazy exhausted!! Had my 2nd rheumy appt this morning and it was interesting, to say the least :( I've been suffering with these weird & super painful headaches for about a year...that only hurt on the left side of my head for some reason...and I had a doozy this morning when I got to the doc's. For some reason my blood pressure, which is normally low (109/90ish on avg) was 148/104!! The nurse took it three times to be sure...is that normal for someone w/SLE & Tumid Lupus? My doc wound up sending me back to the Dracula wannabes for another round of an 11 tube blood draw, accompanied by a UA....then it was off to the diagnostic center (again...had chest X-ray 9/13) for a so- so fun (NOT!!!) mammogram....and I've got another round of biopsies scheduled on Tues afternoon on some of the new lesions that have popped up. Seems a bit like over-kill to me...can anyone tell me if all of this testing is normal? Oh yeah, and I'm supposed to make a neurology appt too....PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!