Hippi gives some good advice. Your doctors and rhuemy can give the best advice. I can tell you from my experience, I had a complete hysterectomy (abdominal) in October of 2001 and by February of 2002 I was experiencing what turned out to be a major lupus flare. I wasn't officially diagnosed until the summer of 2005 but it was a hard and painful journey timed quite close to the major surgery.
On the other hand, who is to say I would not have had the same experience without the hysterectomy? All I know is that I was having serious problems with my endometriosis turned adenomiosis, that I could not put the issue off any longer. For ten years (from age 30 to age 40), I tried every option and avenue available until I had no choice but to pursue the hysterectomy. At the time I did not have a rhuemy, but my family doctor and gynecologist really encouraged me to go on with the major surgery.
What I am saying is this, if you really need the lapband surgery for health reasons such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes prevention, or other serious health reasons, then you would be wise to clear everything with your doctors and rhuemy and carefully proceed with their guidance. I have two friends who had the same procedure and everything went quite well for them both. They were not dealing with the same set of circumstances as you but they did receive major health benefits for other issues as I mentioned.
Good luck, honeygirl. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted 7/15/2008 3:20 AM (GMT -7)
Thank you, Since the last few days I think I do notice some symtoms. I don't know if it is exacltly lupus but my ankles and wrists feel swollen. It doesn't look swollen more like if you have way too much chinese food type of swollen. Which I didn't have also my knees kind of hurt. When people say they haven't been diagnosed for years is that because the tests were neg or because they didn't run the correct tests? I have been going every year and when my ANA is very high I don't feel so great and when it's lower I feel 100% fine. They said they ran every test they could think of and everything is neg but the reason they ran tests to begin with was back in 2001 7 years ago after my c-section I felt horrible and my joints and muscles hurt but again only ANA And Esr was high. nothing else...-Elisa
Posted 7/15/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Honeygirl! I don't have an answer to any of your questions . . . but wanted to welcome you to the forum!! Blessings!
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