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   Posted 7/13/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all. I frequent some of the other forums here, but thought I would check into this one too. This could get long...please bare with me. Some history...
 
My mother has lupus anticoagulant. It took years and years for her to be diagnosed. She's had numerous strokes, seizures, and also cancer so she has quite a few health problems. Keep in mind she's only in her early 50s.
 
Anyway I've been far from healthy my whole life. Mystery illnesses and rashes. Lots of hair loss. Bad reactions to a lot of medications. My finger tips and toes turn purple in cold. Lots of joint problems, mainly dislocating joints...mostly knees, but also lots of pain. From age 8 to about 24 I had a very good family doc. He would pay attention to all my symptoms and really look for answers. Once my mom found out she had a form of lupus my doc, because of my symptoms and now family history, thought it would be best to test for the disease. Also my aunt, another patient of his was diagnosed with MS. At the time, years ago, he didn't seem to find anything, but said that it would be best to test every now and then since lupus doesn't always show up. Is this true?
 
After a while I was diagnosed with hashimoto's. Just been taking synthroid to treat it.
 
Now I've been having even more problems and because of insurance issues I had to switch docs. This new doc is unbelievable. I mean she has no answers for anything and never wants to investigate. Right now I'm being tested for possible crohns disease. Here's a list of my symptoms from a post I made on the crohns forum.
 
Symptoms I have are
 
diarrhea anywhere from 5-10 or even more times a day and this has been going on for years, maybe four or five years to be exact...just recently got worse. I very, very rarely have a regular bowel movement or just one or two a day.
 
rectal bleeding with and sometimes without a bowel movement. this has also been going on for years. in the past it's only been like a few drops of blood in the toilet or some when I wiped, but this past month it has gotten pretty extreme to the point where I couldn't even see through the toilet water multiple times.
 
severe lower back pain...this one just started with the severe bleeding
 
mouth sores that my family doc can't explain or diagnose...I've seen her multiple times over the past 2 years for this
 
a mysterious rash that comes and goes, but doesn't spread if I itch it and again the family doc can't figure out where it's coming from or why. when I asked her to investigate though she said and I quote..."don't go looking for trouble"! it's mostly on my stomach.
 
multiple blood tests have come back with high white blood cell counts which I've been told means there's inflammation somewhere in my body. where in my body that is my family doctor AGAIN has no idea...do we sense a pattern here?
 
I think that's about it. I have joint pain, but blame that on being overweight, maybe it has something to do with this also...I don't know.
 
She never put anything together, obviously with the "don't go looking for trouble" responses and an ER doc is who recommended me to see a GI doc because he thought maybe it was crohns or some form of colitis. On July 31st I have my first colonoscopy. I sense this is going to be a long process.
 
Where am I going with this...I'm wondering if I should be rechecked for the lupus. I guess I need to know the answer to one of my earlier questions first...is it possible for lupus not to show up in blood work sometimes? I'm trying to get back in to see the old doctor I had that cared...I have insurance he takes again...but he's not taking new patients. He might be in Sept though.
 
I see an endocrinologist for the thyroid problems and PCOS, a gyn regularly for the PCOS, my crappy family doc, and now a GI doc. I want to stop seeing the endocrinologist though because all he does is push diabetes drugs at me, which make me really sick...stopped taking them a couple of years ago. This was supposedly one of the causes of my constant diarrhea, but even after I stopped the meds I still had the diarrhea and now it's even worse! I don't have diabetes and don't want the meds for them! He says it's a precautionary thing. He's mainly pushing metformin and byetta in case you were wondering.
 
So as you can see I have quite a few health problems and I don't know where to go for answers. I came here, to the lupus section, because I know a lot of you have experience with some of these other disorders too. Also I hear once you have an autoimmune disease it's more likely you'll have more than one. Should I be looking into other specialists? I'm really lost and miserable from all my symptoms...I can do much of anything anymore because I'm always so sick. I'm desperate and really appreciate if you guys made it through this post. Any advice, support, answers greatly appreciated.
 
 
 
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


closure
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   Posted 7/13/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
me again! sorry. I also had mono a while back and the great doc I have now says she thinks my fatigue could be the mono coming back? I've never heard of that, this was like almost 3 years ago that I had the mono, but she also said I could've developed chronic fatigue syndrome. I just don't know what to think anymore. sad Just thought I should add that too.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


Ginny
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   Posted 7/13/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Closure,
 
Welcome to lupus land. This is a great forum. Lots of info here.  You certainly have a lot of issues that are quite often the early symptoms of lupus.  You sound a lot like how I was about 5 years before I got my diagnosis.....  Mainly the diarrhea issues.  I was having that too.  It was horrible.  I had a colonoscopy to try and find the cause. Report came back saying "inflammation", but nothing was ever followed up.  The "D" lasted about a year and then went away.  Fleeting symptoms are very common in the early stages of lupus.  Which is one reason why it's so difficult to diagnose early on.  the symptoms don't stick around long enough to see a specialist about them.  Oh, the colonoscopy was a breeze.  Don't worry about it, it's easy and quick....
 
PCOS is common in autoimmune diseases. So check mark on that one.
 
Joint pain, check mark.
 
Cold finger tips and toes, purple color - sounds like Raynaud's Phenomenon.  One of lupus' cousins.  Check mark.
 
Hashimoto's - another autoimmune disorder. Very common to happen with lupus.  Lots of members here have it too. Another check mark.
 
Strange rashes - another check mark.
 
So, your doctor has never suggested refering you to a rheumatologist?  That's who you need to see next.  They specialize in rheumatic diseases, which lupus falls into.  You NEED to see one of them.  They can order all the specific blood tests you need, and do a physical.  You need to have at least 4 of the 11 criteria to get a lupus diagnosis, or to be even considered for a diagnosis.  Here's a link to the lupus foundation of America.  just scroll down this page...
 
 
The fact that autoimmunity runs in your family is a big contributer too.  You have a lot going on.  I"m sorry you are dealing with so much.  I was 26 when I got my diagnosis.  So I've been where you are, at your age.  Get that referal to a rheumatologist as soon as you can. It can take many months to get in to see one.  That needs to be your next step in all this.
 
Keep us posted okay!
Ginny
 
 
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34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


jhmom
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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
((((( Closure ))))) so sorry to hear of your health problems. It sure sounds like you've been through a lot. Ginny has given you great advise and information and I agree you need to get a referral to see a Rheumy. This is what they specialize in, it can still take time to get a proper dx.

I suffered with diarrhea too along with a lot of other GI symptoms. For over a year I went through all sorts of testing all came back negative, some showed patchy inflammation but not enough to dx anything. My D was not as severe as yours but it happened daily sometimes several times but I also had nausea, weight loss, cramps, abdominal pain, uncontrollable BM's and audible bowel sounds. Finally I was was dx with Celiac (aka gluten sensitivity) in 2003. After beginning a gluten free diet some of my GI issues improved but not all, I still continued to have D. Then I was dx with lupus and found out it attacked my GI tract in 2005. Now when my lupus flares I will have GI symptoms. Ginny is right, don't worry about the colonoscopy, you will be asleep and won't feel a thing although the prep is not that fun.

I don't know if I have helped or not but please feel free to ask more questions and let us know how you are doing.
Stacie

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closure
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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you so much ginny for taking the time to read that long post of mine and for answering me. I'm afraid that maybe some might not make it through my long post so I might miss out on some support/advice.
 
I've basically sucked it up and accepted the fact that I need this colonoscopy. I'm afraid it's not going to show anything though and I'll be back at square one. I mean it would be good if I didn't have anything, but then I'd have to go through whatever else to try to find out what's going on with me. Obviously something's wrong...this is not normal.
 
I was figuring someone was going to recommend a rheumatologist. Main problem...current doc won't refer me to one. I brought that up the last time I went in with this annoying rash, I think it was the 3rd or 4th time I was there with the rash, and that's when I was told "don't go looking for trouble". mad She knows about my family history with autoimmune disorders and knows about my hashimoto's but apparently doesn't care. I don't know. Maybe I'll call around tomorrow and see if I can schedule with one without a referal. Another problem is there aren't many in my area...I know this from trying to find one for my mom years ago. She doesn't see one either. I don't drive...severe anxiety about driving, and I have limited access to rides so an out of town doc might be out of the question...might have to be a possibility though if the GI finds nothing during the colonoscopy.
 
I just feel very hopeless right now and I'm absolutely miserable because I've been extremely sick all weekend.
 
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


closure
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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the reply jhmom. I didn't catch yours before I last posted.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I would insist on a referal. The doctor works for you. Or find another doctor who takes your insurance even if it means driving a bit. A university hospital is a good place to start. I think asking for a dermetology referal should be more than justified. I think your doctor's attitude is horrible. Saying don't go looking for trouble is like saying she thinks something is wrong but that getting diagnosed or even treated would be some kind of horrible thing to have happen. Left unchecked many autoimmune disease can kill and/or cause serious irreversable damage. So her don't go looking for trouble especially given your family history and hashimotos you need to have symptoms like these taken seriously. I would file a complaint about her lack of willingness to even try and deal with symptoms with your insurance company and with whatever place you can locally- like the hopital she works with or her partners if she has them.
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   Posted 7/13/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Closure,
  I'm sorry this is happening to you! Alot of us can relate to the years of unexplained symptoms and frustration your dealing with...((Hugs)).
  I would suggest if the GI finds any kind of inflammation when he does the colonoscopy to let him know all your symptoms and maybe he will refer you to a rheumatologist since your other doctor wont. My GI always comes out after I wake up from the colonoscopy and tells me what he finds.
  I hope you get some answers and some much needed relief very soon. Hang in there and take care. Keep us updated. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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closure
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   Posted 7/13/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks mom46 and redrose77.
 
I've pretty much decided that I'm going to try to find a new family doc ASAP. I have one in mind since my old doc isn't taking new patients til maybe Sept, so I'm going to call in the AM and see if they'll see me. He, the doc I'm going to call tomorrow, worked with my mom briefly when he was an intern at her doctor's office. Now he has his own practice, which happens to be not even 5 min away so we'll see what happens with that. I'm still going to call around to the rheumatologists and see if I definitely need a referal or if I can just schedule. If I can't and don't get in to see the possible new family doc I'm going to ask my GI like you guys suggested.
 
I'm just beyond miserable. Thanks for listening guys. *hugs*
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, and in the process of being diagnosed with crohns. Too many meds to list!


closure
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   Posted 7/14/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Well the search for a new family doc is on. I've made several calls today and I even made another attempt at my old doctors office and this time I got a different receptionist and she's given me hope! She said she'd talk to the doc about taking me back and I told her I didn't leave on bad terms, he just didn't take my insurance anymore. Anyway I'm supposed to get a call back today so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I called one doc and they said that he would have to review my medical case and then he would decide if he wanted to take me on. UGH! Who would willingly take me on?!? I'm a complicated mess! I'm a good patient though...I follow all doctors orders and make it to my appts. Oh well. As for the rheumatologists I found a couple in my area and plan on calling them as soon as I hear back from my old doctor's office.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 7/14/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Closure,
 
I'm glad you're being proactive on finding a new doctor and getting that referal.  Redrose is sooooo right.  You don't have to ask politely for a referal.  Demand one.  If this doctor is playing games, get very serious and very to the point with your request.  Like Redrose said, he works for you!  You pay him to the right job, so he better do it and do it fast.  It would be great if you found another doctor, but that can be hard!  I wish you all the best in your search.  I agree with the others too.  If your family doc just won't cooperate, try to get that referal from one of your other specialists.  That's why I had to do!!  My family doctor at the time sucked.  She really, truly sucked bad.  I was seeing an internal medicine specialist at the same time and she was the one who got the ball rolling.  So use the resources you have already. You might be surprised what they can do for you!
 
We can all totally understand how miserable you are.  Let us know how else we can help you okay!  ((((hgus right back)))),
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


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   Posted 7/14/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the others about making sure you see a doc who will refer you to a rheumy who can hopefully help you sort through your symptoms and help you figure out what is going on. These illnesses can be really hard to diagnose. It's interesting that you mentioned mono because I felt like a lot of my health problems started after I had mono - I was never really the same again.

Hang in there and I'm glad you are searching for a new primary doc. Take care
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   Posted 7/14/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Heard back from my old doctor's office...while he would take me back he won't take me because I'm on medicare and medicaid. Even though medicare is my primary it doesn't matter. So back to the drawing board. *bangs head on desk* Been sick all day so that's not helping obviously.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


closure
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   Posted 7/14/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
oh...thank you to everyone who's been offering support...it means the world to me. *hugs*
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((( Closure )))))))))

So glad that Ginny and the others were able to help you!!

I would add that, you'll want to take pictures of your mouth sores and rashes. Keep the best pics for you eventual rheumatologist appointment. The GI might be interested too. It sounds like your primary care doc is an ostrich type.

*IF* your GI does dx you with IBD or Crohn's, the treatment might be enough to control some of your other symptoms. The inflammation markers in your blood could very well be coming from intestinal/colon inflammation. If its in in the colon, the GI will see it during the C'scope.

You are going in the right direction. Figure out the GI issues and then work on one thing at a time. It can be a long road trying to figure out what is causing what.

Your tummy rash might be from an allergy. Its an odd spot for lupus rash . . . but no impossible. Face, back of hands, V of neck or the primary targets for lupus rash. Mouth sores can be Crohn's, Lupus and maybe other.

I hope you'll keep us updated as you get more info from your GI.

Sorry you are having such a hard time right now.

Blessings!

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   Posted 7/15/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
hey guys...another problem has popped up. I don't know what it is from and don't know if it's related to any of the conditions I have so maybe you guys might have an idea...I've posted about this in a couple of different forums in case it is related to one of my many problems.

anyway...for some unknown reason this morning I decided to touch behind my left ear. I found a huge lump back there. like half dollar sized lump and it's pretty hard. checked the other ear, nothing. went to my quack of a family doc today and got the usual treatment. she basically has no clue what it is. UGH! she said she *thinks* it might be a swollen lymph node. it could be infected or inflammed for reasons again unknown. she said it's strange because it's only on the one side. she would assume that would mean that there's something wrong on that side of my head, but she said I would've noticed by now if something was wrong...besides the lump. so like always she's not going to investigate. she said wait 3 weeks and if it's still there to go back and then she'll investigate. hopefully it's not the size of my head by then! I don't know how long I've had it because who really feels behind their ears all the time, you know? it's a little painful, but if you push on it too hard, like she did, boy does it hurt! I have TMJ and just assumed the pain I've been having is from that, but now I think it has something to do with this lump. the lump is so big my glasses don't fit properly so I'm getting a horrible migraine and pain behind my left eye I'm assuming from strain since my glasses are crooked.

it's never going to let up, is it? I mean it's one thing after another with me.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 7/15/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((( closure ))))))))

You may have Sjogren's syndrome (pronounced Show-grins). It causes some swelling of the glands and nodes, can cause some pain in the jaw/ear area, dry mouth, dry eyes, connective tissue issues and more.

Many of us have Sjogren's as an overlap to other AI diseases. Its hard to know which disease causes what symptoms. But this is another issue that the rheumatologist deals with. Do you have dry eyes or dry mouth? Many find these symptoms most identifiable with sjogren's.

Sorry you have yet another issue Closure. Hugs and . .

Blessings!

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   Posted 7/15/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for all the help AlwaysRosie. I definitely have dry eyes and dry mouth, but I'm on so many meds it could be from one of them. my eyes are so bad I've given up contacts. I think I'm going to call the doc again tomorrow and really plead my case for blood work. I mean she says it could be infection so why not test my blood cell counts at least so we can know for sure? Plus knowing those numbers could help in the future. I mean if something comes up later on and they want to know how long I've been dealing with screwy blood cell counts what am I going to tell them? "Umm...my doctor said she thought I had an infection because I had a lump behind my ear...she didn't test it so I don't know for sure." I don't think that would go over well.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 7/15/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't forget to take pictures. If your lump will show in a picture, photograph both sides. You can show the rheumy later.

Doctors make these dx's very systematically. If you have the GI appt at the end of July, your primary doc is likely waiting for the GI to rule out Crohn's/Colitis/IBD/IBS first.

If you can do any little thing to minimize the anxiety/stress about this . . . it is SUPER beneficial to all of these diseases. Just the way you digest information can be stressful or productive. Make sure to take a deep breath and plan out your Dr. visits, one at a time. Gather your info (symptom list etc.) and make the best of each visit.

If you feel like you are not communicating effectively with your doctor . . . find a new one. It is a really important relationship. Her/his reassurance is all you have when you are dealing with all this uncertainty. He/she should be making it clear that they are getting to the bottom of things . . . even though it will probably take a fare amount of time to figure it all out.

Even if you had a rheumy visit tomorrow . . . it would likely take several visits to start untangling the puzzle.

Keep a positive attitude sis. This is a long ride.

Blessings!

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closure
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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks again AlwaysRosie. this is definitely going to be a long ride. I'm realizing that more and more every day.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!

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