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    Well, my ana's are positive, high but "not...

    Well, my ana's are positive, high but "not skyhigh" ds-DNA negative, and ENA panel negative. I'm being tested for hypothyroidism now. It just baffles me that I can go from unable to put on my...
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    That's what I thought. I think he called it the...

    That's what I thought. I think he called it the lupus test to dumb it down for me, which is insulting. I've been doing my research, reading scientific studies and talking to people with lupus, so I...
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    Am I just overreacting?

    Autoimmune diseases run in the family(my grandmother had RA my dad has vitiligo)
    My ana's are positive(the rheumie referred to this test as the 'lupus test')
    I have shoulder&neck pain, canker...
  4. The appointment didn't go so well. Of course it...

    The appointment didn't go so well. Of course it fell on a 'good' day when I had minimal pain. I felt like he didn't listen to me, and was trying to make a completely different diagnosis fit my...
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    I had a feeling that would be misinterpreted when...

    I had a feeling that would be misinterpreted when I wrote it. Rheumatoid arthritis is very similar to Lupus in that it doesn't only affect the joints. It causes inflammation around the heart,...
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    I haven't been officially diagnosed yet, my...

    I haven't been officially diagnosed yet, my doctor isn't comfortable to make the diagnosis so she is sending me to a rheumie who I will meet with Tuesday for the first time. It definitely either...
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    I'm beginning to doubt I have Lupus...

    My only symptoms are joint pain, fatigue and canker sores. When tested my ANAs are positive. I haven't had the malar rash or any of the other symptoms, yet my doctor thinks it is Lupus. Is it...
  8. Haha thats great at least it worked out.

    Haha thats great at least it worked out.
  9. Haha yeah my doctor recommended him but I'm not...

    Haha yeah my doctor recommended him but I'm not sure if it's because he is the only one in this small town or if he's the best one in this town. I'll probably go for a second opinion somewhere else...
  10. Well, it was just moved to March, so now I have a...

    Well, it was just moved to March, so now I have a month and a half to worry :/
  11. Thank you Lauren! I'll make sure to do that, I'll...

    Thank you Lauren! I'll make sure to do that, I'll probably be too nervous to remember >.< so I'll definitely write them down.
  12. Thread: Hi

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    Also, I have a twin sister. She hasn't shown any...

    Also, I have a twin sister. She hasn't shown any symptoms yet, should she be tested? My grandmother had some form of arthritis and my dad has Vitilago, so it seems autoimmune disorders run in that...
  13. Thread: Hi

    by lovelyophelia
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    Thank you, I'm so glad these forums exist!

    Thank you, I'm so glad these forums exist!
  14. 1st Rheumatologist appointment next week, what should I expect?

    Hey, so I went to the Dr yesterday and had a positive result for my anas, which I know doesn't necessarily mean I have Lupus, but I also have other symptoms. I haven't been officially diagnosed yet,...
  15. Thread: Hi

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    Hi

    Hi, my name is Kelsey. I'm 21 years old and from VT.

    I haven't been diagnosed yet, just started the testing. The blood work for my ANAs came back positive and my doctor suspects Lupus. The only...
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