Slight Update on Me
Just a little update from me.
On Monday of this week I saw my Dermotologist again regarding the horrible bumpy rash that often flares up over my entire face. He decided to do some patch testing to rule out possible allergic reactions to anything so had the patches put on then.
I looked as though someone had attempted to embalm me when I wasnít looking. My entire back covered in the patches and then wads of huge sticking plaster stuff. Same on the top of both arms and then sock bandages put on from my elbows to my shoulders. I could hardly move but at least it let everyone have a good laugh.. Including me ~lol~
While there he told me that he doesnít believe that its Lupus (I assume because my ANA was negative) but he said that I do have anti-bodies which would explain my terrible joint pain, fatigue etc. I told him that the dentist had mentioned that I was showing signs of having a dry mouth so am kinda assuming weíre looking at Sjogrenís Syndrome. Unless thereís another anti-inflammatory disease with dry mouth as a symptom? I didnít tell him about using drops in my eyes as Iím seeing a Rheumatologist for the first time a week on Friday so will go through everything with them.
Had the patches taken off today and am so far only showing an allergy to Nickel which wasnít a surprise, have had trouble with gold jewellery for a while now so tend to stick to silver. I go back for the final results this Friday so will ask him what the antibodies were exactly and what they might point towards.
I donít only get pain in my joints though. Sometimes I might have pain in my hip and knee and at the same time its as though thereís someone tightly holding my thigh and every so often they squeeze tighter and let go. Will make a list to take with me and see what they say. Will assume lots more tests are in my near future.
Will update in a few weeks when I know more! Thanks for all the support I find here and hope you are all in good spirits and good health.
Numpty:- (num-p-tee) dialect, chiefly Scot, ~n. 1. a bumbling fool: one who is intellectually challenged. 2. widely known in Scotland as an MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament).