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    If your rheumy is good, s/he may be able to recommend a decent GP for you, and if they know each other they can work together, which will be enormously helpful to you.

    On a side note - have you ever eaten quiche? (Just kidding.... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyInSeattle View Post
    ......On a side note - have you ever eaten quiche? (Just kidding.... )
    does that mean i am not a real man ???????????/

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.b View Post
    does that mean i am not a real man ???????????/
    I have that book...

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    I think we're showing our age.....

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    I agree with everyone get a new doctor!!! OMG! Also try to get in with a rheumy and bring your blood work with you. That will help them with kind of a base line but most likely you will need to get more blood work. Also the IgG test in which you came up positive with......umm thats a very minor blood clot that your body produces........ I have it, but i would get more test done on it because if you produce the minor you may produce the major. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolfie View Post
    Hi. I am a 35-year-old man. I've been having muscle and joint pain along with low grade fever for the pat 2 years, and morning stiffness and increasing fatigue for the past 6 months. My GP ordered ANA which came back positive at 1:320 dilution with a speckled pattern. Ati-ENA panel is also positive for anti-Sm and anti-histone antibodies. Tha labs also showed high levels of IgG anticardiolipid antibodies 103 GPL (normal range <10 GPL), positive lupus anticoagulant and decreased complement C3 0.8 g/L (normal range 0.9-1.8) and C4 0.1 g/L (normal range 0.1-0.4). Besides that my blood tests were normal. What should I do? Could this be lupus?

    Hi,

    I had my first rheumy appointment yesterday. She said lupus-like syndrome (because I meet only three criteria for now - I have to wait and see what it is going to evolve in the future) and started me on Plaquenil 200mg twice daily.

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    thanks for the update.

    it good that you have started on plaquenil.
    it is one of the most common medications for auto immune disorders.

    when do you have another appointment with her?
    hopefully every 6 months for now.

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    Hi,

    I have the next rheumy appointment in June.

    Thanks!

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