Post Edited (nasalady) : 2/18/2010 10:39:11 PM (GMT-7)
thanks so much for the advice! my blood tests came back yesterday and EVERYTHING was normal. im starting to feel crazy. My CBC was even normal which rules out an infetion causing my low grade fever. BUT to my understanding so far, just one negative lupus test doesnt mean you DONT have it for sure right? Another interesting thing...today my anatomy and physiology teacher came up to me to talk about my pancreas. She was unaware that i was being tested for lupus. She told me she saw my rash the other day in class and told me i should get tested for lupus because she was positive it was a lupus rash. Soi told her i had blood tests and they were fine and she told me lupus is big in her family and most of her family took years to get a positive test and that my rash was definately a lupus rash in her opinion. I'm so confused. I have several people urging me that its lupus but my tests are fine. Anyway, my mom is going to call my doctor today and see if he recommends a rheumatologist. I'm still just so stressed about it though. I really appreciated the articles also! this line really stood out to me too....
"Abnormal liver function tests and hypoalbuminemia are commonly seen in lupus-associated pancreatitis."
I'm honestly not sure about the hypoalbuminemia part, but i know for sure my liver was enlarged while i was in the hospital and some tests came back abnormal, but not much was thought about it. i also have clotting for sure in my splenic vein. Thaks so much for the articles!