New to the site! I haven't had a diagnoses yet, but I see a specialist on 10/29/03. I've had problems for about 10 years but have been shuttled from a lot of different doc's that just looked at one or two symptoms but not the full picture. I have had Bells palsy (or TIAs depending on which doc you ask) 8 times in the past 10 years, I have anticardiolipin antibody disorder (blood is 4x thicker than normal) and take 7.5 of coumadin daily to help that. I have arthritis and severe fatigue and depression. My psychologist has taken me out of work because of the fatigue and stress making my condition worse and I don't know how long I will be out of work. I can't concentrate and my memory is shot! My ANA was 180 in 2001 and is now 230, my GP didn't know what to make of it so he referred me.

I know the fatigue, depression and arthritis is pretty normal, but what about the rest of it? Is anyone else having the other problems? Is being out of work pretty standard? Anyone that can answer anything is really appreciated!