Thank you for replying! My symptoms...well I do not have raynauds symptoms. What I do have is joint pain. For the past 3 weeks its been my right wrist. As of yesterday my left ankle and right knee are involved. Last night I ached all over. I'm very weak. I had to tell my husband step-by-step how to make dinner last night because I couldn't get off the couch! He was less than thrilled, but a good sport about it. My daughter has missed her swim team practice because I didn't have the energy to drive her and my husband was working. It breaks my heart. I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom and be involved with the kids' school etc. I finally got the opportunity when my husband took this job; and now all i can do is lay around!
I do get up and make myself do a load or 2 of laundry, clean the kitchen etc, but am really getting behind. I'm enlisting help from the kids a lot more and they haven't complained that much. They're worried.
I have a rash across my nose and cheeks. It doesn't itch or hurt. Just not attractive. I took my first dose of prednisone this morning and can already tell a difference. Now I have the energy to get off the couch, but can't do much when I'm up. My face is either looking better or it's my imagination because I really want it to-hehe.
Mostly I am just extreeemly tired!
I had blood work done yesterday-a lupus panel. I'm trying to figure out which tests are involved in that. I know the ANA is, but "panel" suggests more than one. Looked it up online. Can't find out. Don't wanna bug the doctor either. She already thinks I'm a hypochondriac!
Thanks for your support. How is your mother doing?
Jessica, diagnosis: unsure