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    Default Newbie Alert!!!!

    I am new here and I am actaully trying to find out if I might have lupus or not....

    I have several of the symptoms and tested positive for ANA?

    But my Dr. says that you can have ANA in the blood and not have Lupus?

    So I am confused....

    here is what i have.......

    plurisiey
    joint pain
    fatigue
    sore in mouth and on tongue
    sores in nose
    Rynaruad's syndrome
    angioedema(swelling in the hands feet, mouth severe nausea,stomache cramping and diahhrea)
    rosacea across checks and nose
    tremors in arms and legs
    confusion, inability to thinking clearly

    and I ahve astham on top of this.
    So, what is your guys thoughts on this?


    jennifer

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    It looks like a duck, walks like a duck...and quacks like a duck. If you are seeing a regular doc have him/her refer you to a reumatologist. I wasted two years with my regular doc before I got brave enough to insist on a specialist...wish I had done it long before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernb2
    It looks like a duck, walks like a duck...and quacks like a duck. If you are seeing a regular doc have him/her refer you to a reumatologist. I wasted two years with my regular doc before I got brave enough to insist on a specialist...wish I had done it long before!

    I guess....quack!!

    Thanks for the info...the Doctor I see specializes in Uriticaria , Asthma, and Immuniology. I think he might be trying to be cautious.

    But thanks for the info. :B-fly:

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    I spent two years with a reg doc being treated for everything from thryoid to "its all in your head sickness" finally was refered to a dematologist this summer who diagnosed me....and sent me to a reumatoligist. I saw him for the first time last week. Bottom line is you don't take your bike to the auto shop to have it fixed....
    In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernb2
    I spent two years with a reg doc being treated for everything from thryoid to "its all in your head sickness" finally was refered to a dematologist this summer who diagnosed me....and sent me to a reumatoligist. I saw him for the first time last week. Bottom line is you don't take your bike to the auto shop to have it fixed....
    Your right....I am going to check out my health cares physicians list.

    The worst part is, if this gets to be too much for me to work full time; I am the one with the health insurance, and we will be up a creek.

    I seem to behaving a flare up today. Started last night with an angioedema attack and sores in my mouth. When I woke up this morning, my hands were swollen and my feet, legs ache and having muscale spasms.

    He called me in prednisone, two weeks worth. Ugh....

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    I know just how you feel...I am a single mom...the sole breadwinner. I have health insurance through my work. Even with heatlth insurance, the co pays and deductables are an added stress. The good news is none of the bill collectors want my kidney now as payment!
    In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

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    No, they just arms and legs. :lol:

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    Nope mine are covered with hives and lessions so they dont want those either! :P
    In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

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    :lol:

    Haven't gotten there yet.


    I appreciate the help. Thanks.

    Did I mention that my paternal aunt was recently diagnosed with discoid lupus? Didn't know if that might be a coincidence?


    Jennifer :lol:

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    You may never get the hives....it is different for each and every person. I am the last of 11 children. No one in my family has lupus. But I understand it can run in familys. Its rare that men get it. So I am grateful I have a son.
    In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

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