Post Edited (gtmriviera) : 1/26/2008 9:09:39 AM (GMT-7)
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Hi Apple, I was wondering if you can elaborate on the antibiotic causing a false positive? Is it only certian antibiotics?
You mentioned penicillin? Is that the only antibiotic that can affect the results?
hi im a 29 year old that is at the moment waiting to find out if i have lupus. I have tested positive twice for lupus anticoagulant twice during my two pregnancies which both ended in deliveries before 30 weeks. i have been suffering from a chest infection for 3 months, and just cant shake it, my legs are hurting all the time. Every night i am up late because the pain is starting to get really bad and it stops me from sleeping. I have had a really bad rash for the last 4 years, always gets worse when i am run down. My mother has krohns and has had it before i was born. My hair is falling out and becoming very dead very quickly. As a young girl and up untill i had surgery to fix it, my monthy cycle basically went for the hole month ( only ever had 4 days off). i have had dizzy spells and actually fainted for the last six months. I spent most of my time feeling like death warmed up and i really struggle to get up in the mornings. i have bruises all over my body and i cant even remember ever knocking it on anything. I have had bad memory problems, when normally i would be on the ball. There are lots of things that are and have happened to me medically that makes the docs think its lupus. We are holding hope that its just side effects to something else but i dont want to hope to much. I really dont know lots about lupus and really cant give you any advise. i will give you hope that its allright and that you can get the help you need
Post Edited (PattyLatty) : 1/19/2009 9:09:09 AM (GMT-7)