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    thanks saysusie!!

    Awe thanks.. I think.. ha ha..
    I can say that talking to other people who have similar problems is a big help.. so good.. I still have family here!!
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    been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis

    well!!!! They have finally I think ruled out lupus for me.. they did a punch biopsy on a rash on the back of my neck.. and it has come back and the dermatologist and the rheumatologist both told me...
  3. Thread: Negative ANA

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    I FINALLY go to the new Rheumie on monday! I...

    I FINALLY go to the new Rheumie on monday! I agree that the whole.. undiagnosed thing is almost as stressful as the whole mess of problems in the first place..... I don't want it to be Lupus.. but...
  4. Thread: Negative ANA

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    i have read that not everyone who has lupus has a...

    i have read that not everyone who has lupus has a positive ana.. and people who have a positive ana don't necessarily have lupus.. so i think that test is worthless.. and some people place way too...
  5. Thread: OUCH!!

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    Well I am happy to say... that for right now.. my...

    Well I am happy to say... that for right now.. my ankles have gone down!!! I have to assume the methotrexate has kicked in.. along with the plaquenyl.. they still feel soar at times.. and now i...
  6. Thread: mushy skin??

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    i looked at the pictures i could find on the net...

    i looked at the pictures i could find on the net and that is what it looks like.. but they don't mention the feet? see i knew i was weird..
    huumm.. so they are associated with this mess? or...
  7. Thread: mushy skin??

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    mushy skin??

    ok.. I am unsure how to describe what is going on.. but i will give it a shot so bare with me.. I am on methotrexate and plaquenyl and i don't know if it is from the meds.. or if it is just part of...
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    methotrexate and the sun...

    ok.. i am on my 9th week of methotrexate.. and yesterday i went outside to keep my husband company while he was building a barn.. i sat to the side.. and after probably less than an hour i got me an...
  9. Thread: OUCH!!

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    well.. i believe it is the joint swelling and...

    well.. i believe it is the joint swelling and causing the ankles to become so big.. i took pictures of them the other night because i wanted to make sure when i went back to the doc they would be...
  10. Thread: OUCH!!

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    OUCH!!

    :cry: Well.. my doc is still taking blood.. and watching something... i have been on plaquenil since november of last year.. and it helped for about a month.... i have an appointment with a...
  11. Thread: help please

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    Thanks for the advice.. I actually am going to a...

    Thanks for the advice.. I actually am going to a new rheumatologist.. the doctor I am seeing is a family doc and she totally believes that I have a "smoldering" case of either lupus or something in...
  12. Thread: help please

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    I have been dealing with these symptoms for about...

    I have been dealing with these symptoms for about 7 years now.. my aunt has rheumatoid arthritis.. and so i thought perhaps.. maybe it could be that.. but they doctors are going by some list of...
  13. Thread: help please

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    help please

    I am very distressed... I am going thru all the tests and taking the meds... the tests haven't come back positive for lupus yet.. but they are treating me with plaquenil and anti inflammatories as I...
  14. Thread: i'm pooh

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    Wow thanks you guys for the input so quickly... ...

    Wow thanks you guys for the input so quickly... My doctor is not a rheumatologist.. I did go to one for a bit but it seemed he just wanted to give me blood tests every 6 weeks? I never understood...
  15. Thread: i'm pooh

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    i'm pooh

    Hi...
    my name is Lynne.. :D I am 40 years old.. :wink: although somedays I feel alot older than that... I have been tested for lupus twice now and both my ana's have come back ok.. I have...
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