What is it that you're experiencing that has made your pcp want you tested? I would highly recommend you talk with the ladies in the fibro forum. They're fantastic. I have fibro too, just ask whatever you need okay. It's a bizarre disorder that mimicks lupus a lot. I've been able to tell the difference between a lupus flare and a fibro one now. Took years to figure out the subtle differences though. Do you feel like a big bruise all over your body? No matter where you press your finger, you hurt? That's a big symptom. So is the fatigue and brain fog.
I hope you get the answers you need quickly.
If you go onto the fibro forum, there is a link called "List of fibro symptoms". It's on the first page about halfway down. There is a list of 60 symptoms, and you can see how many you have. You'll notice that most of them are lupus symptoms too!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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