Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone(was 15mg, now 8mg), Cellcept, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexLinks: DIAGNOSING LUPUS (4 of 11), LUPUS INFORMATION, LUPUS RESOURCES, Donate to HealingWell, Drug Interactions
Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 5/1/2008 10:24:24 AM (GMT-6)
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AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
Co-Moderator - Lupus Forum
UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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I don't live in the Baltimore area but just wanted you to know that we share a lot of the same symptoms. I do not have bowel/urinary or chest problems but everything else is pretty much what I have been experiencing for almost 2 years now. My rheumy did diagnose me with Lupus even though my bloodwork provided both positive and negative results. It's so hard dealing with all of this isn't it? Just keeping track of symptoms is often too much.
I am glad you are seeking a second opinion. I hope you find a new doc that will look at all the symptoms, test apporpriately and then made the diagnosis quickly so you can begin treatment.