I thought I would post over here, because I am in lupus limbo and need to get any info, advice, and support I can get. I usually post with the fibros, since I HAVE been dxd with that. I hope y'all don't mind if I hang out over here for a while.
Anyway, I have a lot of the classic symptoms of lupus-joint pain, thinning hair, malar rash, etc. My bloodwork has revealed 2 different positive ANAs (I know that this doesn't necessarily mean I have lupus) and some other positive test that has something to do with smooth muscles-something with my liver. I am still waiting for all my other bloodwork to come back, and my next rheumy appointment isn't until the 15th.
I am having these weird headaches-which I originally thought were migraines-and they may be. But, after doing some research, I've learned that there is something called Lupus Headaches. BTW-my symptoms include blurred vision (like, bright spots blocking my vision), pain above my eyes, and extreme nausea. So, I know it could be migraines.
Alrighty, I have babbled enough-for now, anyway.
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what? Doesn't help!)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"