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  1. Hi Kathy (sorry I spelled your name wrong in my...

    Hi Kathy (sorry I spelled your name wrong in my last post.)

    Thanks again for taking the time to post - I was diagnosed with diverticular disease when I was 35 - I had a colonoscopy in May last...
  2. Hi Cathy Thanks - yeah I'm not sure I have the...

    Hi Cathy
    Thanks - yeah I'm not sure I have the right symptoms for Sjorgens, I have fatigue, joint and muscle pain, really itchy skin, mild aneamia, diverticular disease and IBS. I have moderately...
  3. thanks SassyAuburn I've figured out what the...

    thanks SassyAuburn
    I've figured out what the blood test she ordered is - its ENA (not TNA) which is Extractable nuclear antigen which screens for SLE MCTD or Sjorgens (SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm etc)
    ...
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    Rheumy thinks I have Sjogrens not Lupus -

    Hi
    I had my first visit to Rheumy today - my primary doc thought I might have Lupus because of positive ANA, positive Ds-DNA, Fatigue, anaemia, joint and muscle pain. However Rheumy doesn't think I...
  5. Hi Saysusie, Had my first appointment with the...

    Hi Saysusie,
    Had my first appointment with the rheumy today. She says that my symptoms aren't consistent with Lupus but thinks that I have Sjogrens. I don't know very much about Sjorgens but don't...
  6. Hi well I saw the rheumy today - I thought she...

    Hi well I saw the rheumy today - I thought she was a bit scary at first but she was ok really. She asked a bit about my symptoms, looked at my blood test results and glanced over the med history I...
  7. thanks so much to all of you - I don't know much...

    thanks so much to all of you - I don't know much about the rheumatologist - my primary doc just picked her from a list - fingers crossed we got lucky - I'll keep you posted - wishing you all a...
  8. Thanks - I've typed up some questions and a list...

    Thanks - I've typed up some questions and a list of symptoms past and present to bring with me tomorrow - I'm kind of excited about seeing the rheumatologist - is that crazy? I just feel that I've...
  9. Hey Saysusie, I got the book from Amazon and...

    Hey Saysusie,

    I got the book from Amazon and read it from cover to cover the very same day - very informative - thanks for recommending it. I've got my first appointment with a rhuematologist on...
  10. First Appointment with Rheumatologist on Monday - any advice

    Hi

    I have my first appointment with a rheumatologist on Monday - does anyone have any advice or any suggestions about questions that I should ask - or what I should expect.

    Happy New Year to...
  11. thanks for the advice. I just ordered the Wallace...

    thanks for the advice. I just ordered the Wallace Book from Amazon. Enjoy the holiday season.

    Sabina
  12. Hi Saysusie Thank you so much for your...

    Hi Saysusie
    Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply and so sorry to hear that you have so many symptoms. I've read lots of your posts around the site - you do a fantastic job.

    I'd like to...
  13. Bloods, med history point towards auto-immune probably SLE

    Hi my doctor just told me yesterday that my bloods and medical history point towards an auto-immune disorder probably SLE. She suspects that I have mild Lupus but doesn't really know much about it...
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