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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 382
   Posted 8/23/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning all,
   I hang out in the fibro forumn thinking that is what is going on with me but questions for you all.  I have been to the doctor several times, I have heard depression and anxiety, funny thing I wouldn't be in this boat if they would be more aggressive.  The doctor said last time I am in the beginning stages of something she doesn't know what.
I had an ANA test, it was postitive 1:40 with a speckle pattern my sed rate was  only 9 which is normal.  Now when I asked the pattern she wouldn't tell me, so I got the medical reports, hee.
I have lots of muscle/bone pain (not sure if bone but at times it feels like it)
Muscle spasms non-painful ones.
I get stiff at times.
Worn down and tired.
My sleep pattern is off again.
Starting to develope red spots on me, petechia......I'm waiting to see if they go away some on my chest haven't now I have them on my legs, only a couple though.
Spider veins on legs
Extremely low vit d last winter.
My face, checks and across the bridge of the nose becomes red, not all the time though.
I know I am not crazy just want this dealt with, right now I am taking care of a sick MIL, I figure down the road I will push this harder just tired of dealing with the doctors.
They constantly ask me for family medical history, we really don't have none, all I know is that my half sister is being looked at for MS symptoms.
'Brokenness means we are ready for change. Lord, come take my pieces and make me what you want.' Mark Brown

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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 8/23/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KellieJo
When I finally was referred to a rheumatologist that's when he dx me with lupus. I had several blood tests before then with my positive ANA, but he had more extensive blood tests done to rule out other diseases, which in turn confirmed lupus. Have your primary doc refer you to a rheumy before you really start to feel bad! Good luck and take care!
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