Posted 1/22/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -6)
Yes, those do sound like Lupus symptoms, or a mixed connective tissue diesease of some sort. Sometimes, people get a diagnosis of MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), if the blood test results are "iffy" for lupus. But the two are treated with the same medications, etc.
I would HIGHLY recommend seeing another rheumatologist. Someone who doesn't work in the same office as your current one. It's not unusual to have to see 3 or more rheumies until someone finally gets it!! This is a very frustrating disease to diagnose and live with, as you know....
Have you had a full lupus panel blood test done? If you have the results of any of the other tests you've had, you can post them and we'll be able to help you further.
In the meantime, get another opinion. Keep seeing doctors until you find one that will truly listen to you and do all the right steps!
Keep us posted!
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