Believe it or not, my GYN figured it out, because I had the butterfly rash on my face, and 11 miscarriages, he ran ANA test and a bunch of other test. You would think between my neurologist, cardiologist, or the other 50 doctors I have seen over the years, someone would have tested for it. My GYN wants me to see the Rhuemotologist for treatment, and then have them consult with my other doctors. I have been diagnosed with MS, Fibromialgia, Hemiplegic Migraines, among other things. After reading about Lupus, and the short talk I had with my Doc, it makes more since than anything else, especially since I have so many issues at 33. I will be happy to see the specialist though so we can establish a plan of treatment.
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I want to thank all of you for your suggestions, and support. There is something funny about being diagnosed with lupus. It has really bothered me. I guess I just didn't see it comming. The MS diagnosis was no big deal, but I expected it. Honestly Lupus scares me. The only person I have met with lupus was a 24 year old girl who had about six month left to live. Lupus had eaten her heart and kidney's. I bunked with her in the hospital for about a week while they tried to figure out what was wrong with my heart, lol!
But despite my "scarry" idea of what lupus can do, I have some hope that a good doc can make all the difference. Plus it would be kinda nice to be able to put all my health issues under one name. I have Lupus, instead of a list of 10 things.
Thank you again for your suggestions. I will make sure I find a doc that specializes in Lupus, I would have mad an appointment with anyone because I did not know better! And I will write down every little symtom before I go, so I don't miss something.
Also, I have a good friend with Chrones Disease. She said once you have an autoimmune disease, you are apt to get other autoimmune diseases. She has 3. Is this true? Thanks again.
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I found a Rhuemtologist that's primary issue is Lupus and autoimmune diseases. My appointment is Jan 28th. All I can say is thank you to everyone for thier advice. I would have gone to some doctor that specializes in bone density or something if you didn't tell me to look for a doc that specializes in autoimmune. I will keep you posted with what is going on.