I'm usually on the UC page...but I find myself facing a new "fun" thing with my body! Since Dec. I've had really bad swollen purple painful toes, was referred to a derm. and she simply told me I have chilblains and they were from my feet being cold. She sent me for a Cryglobulin test as well, but made no fuss over it, therefore I wasn't the least bit concerned...all I had to do now was keep my feet warm (silly but simple!) 3 weeks later I got a call that she wanted me to go for more bloodwork because my cryoglobulin test came back positive...of course the person who called me had no idea what that meant! She sent me for a ANA, and after seeing her on Tuesday I've found out that too is positive! So she has now done a biopsy of my worst affected toe...and I have to wait 2 weeks
when I asked her what it was we were hoping for from the results, she replied Lupus because it was easy to treat!? I already have IBD...now maybe this...or what!? Of course you always have to get on the computer and Google things...could be anything from Lupus-Cancer....and I'm trying really hard not to think about it and freak out! Has anyone else here dealt with this...or lucky enough to have more than one autoimmune disease? Any help/feedback would be soooo appreciated.
Thanks for listening