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   Posted 4/26/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
COrox24 said...
I have been diagnosed with MS and with Lupus (SLE). The bloodwork was a positive ANA and very high anti-dsdna along with photosensitive rashes and mouth ulcers. I also have 25 lesions on my brain MRI. Lesions on an MRI are pretty non-specific so the spinal tap was done and it showed no inflammation from Lupus (elevated white blood cell count ) and it did have the MS "marker". So my neuro and rheumy are positive I have both. It's rare, but it happens...that's what they tell me. The spinal tap wasn't as awful as I expected. My advice: Get an anti-anxiety med to relax you first. Helped me immensely.

I felt it was important to post (even though some of these threads are old), because when I was going through the diagnosis process I was terrified and searching for others who had been through it. There isn't a lot of information out there on the MS Lupus overlap.

COrox24, Welcome to Healing Well! I moved you post the here so that others can locate it and welcome you!

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   Posted 4/26/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum,this is a great place to be!!!! I hope somebody will come along and try to help you with some of your question. I don't have MS. but I do have lupus. Take Care
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   Posted 4/26/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum COrox !!!

Glad you found us!


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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome COrox! I know you will be comforted and blessed by finding this great group of folks!!!Tammy
I have SLE, Raynauds, mitrol valve prolapse,Haushimotos thyroiditis.
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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey COrox, this is a great group of people! Welcome :-)



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