I found this forum today and decided to join. I have so many questions and concerns but can't get any answers other than "take this" I am sick of poisonous meds, so I am turning to the experts, all of you. I believe I have had Lupus for years now but never paid much attention since it was causing other problems with my lungs and GI tract. It has been getting really bad lately. I see a Rheumatologist next month, no one would take me, either because of my insurance or because of negative on Lupus/RA test. I test positive for ANA and this came up about 4 years ago but was having symptoms way before then. This is when I first heard of Lupus. My Dr. says I am a positive negative? I have a lot of the symptoms but its not reading on the blood test.Thank you for allowing me to join the forum, I think this will help me get through the really bad days.
please read through the threads ...... they are our personal history with lupus.
please also read our site guidelines. they make it easier for everyone.
i hope we are able to answer your questions, please ask away.
Welcome to our family. I am sorry that you are suffering from this illness. But, as Steve mentioned, if you read through the "Sticky" sections on the top of each forum, and peruse through some of our posts, you will find that this site is filled with great information, advice, and supportive people.
Please ask any questions that you may have and we will do our very best to provide up-to-date, honest, and reliable answers. I wish you the best.
Peace and Blessings