-I was perfectly fine until the end of my first pregnancy.
-1996-High blood pressure with pregnancy, delivered son 1 month early due to high blood pressure, experienced double vision 1 time, and slot machine eyes 1 time. I was told it was because my blood pressure was so high.
-For a few months following delivery I would have episodes of a ring in my ears followed by severe spinning that would last 3-5 minutes followed by vomiting. I had this happen maybe three times. I went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Along with this every once in a while I would have a heavy feeling behind my eyes and my eyes would go out of focus for just a few seconds. I was told I was having some type of migraine
-Then in 1998 I got pregnant and lost the baby. I went to an internist and he said I had antiphospolipid syndrome. I was unable to get pregnant for the next 5 years.
-In 2000 I went a week with severe pain in both collar bones, elbows, and the insides of my knees. Then it went away! I got sent to a rheumatologist because my primary doctor told me that I had a high SED rate?. There were no signs of any problems by the time I got in to the rheumatologist.
-In the spring (April) of 2001 or 2002 I began to tingle. I started in my feet and legs. This went on but began to move throughout my body randomly and everywhere. I was sent to Dr. Gasecki. He did a complete work up on me. He didn’t find anything conclusive. He did find something in my blood and sent me back to a rheumatologist. I was diagnosed with Lupus. My tingling mostly stopped. It would come back every once in a while lightly and it seemed to be worse around ovulation or menstruation. It also seemed to be worse in the sun. I can feel it most in my hands and feet. I have been treated for lupus for 5 to 6 years and on a drug called plaquneil.
-In 2004 I became pregnant. I was treated as a high risk pregnancy. I delivered 1 month early, but other than that had a great pregnancy. I was treated with predisone right after delivery.
-Spring 2008 (April) I began to tingle just as bad as it started. Went to my rheumatologist and had full work up and all tests again. He said there was no evidence of active Lupus that would cause tingling and to revisit neurologist. He said I didn’t have any inflammation. I explain my tingling like those fireworks that shoot up and then open. A lot of the time it feels as if it is pops bursting at random spots in my body. It seems to be fairly constant in my hands and feet right now. It can also feel like ants running up and down my arms and my skin seems really sensitive, it crawls, and it itches a lot. HELP!!!!!!!!