Posted 9/2/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)
King, this is almost a deja vu moment for me, talking with you!!!
I got a nerve test done in April because I was having numbness in my hands and fingers that would not go away.... Test results - normal. Of course!
I had all the blood tests done. Everything looked and still looks beautiful. In fact, my lupus is dead quiet right now. I'm tapering down on my prednisone.
I've had Fibromyalgia and lupus since 2000. Both were diagnosed together. Fun times....
But... My fibro has NEVER presented itself this way before. I knew I had it because if I were to get poked or bump into something, the pain in my soft tissues and muscles felt like a big bruise. I have all the tender points as well. So this moving joint pain (what I thought was joint pain) was brand new to me. I never even had it when my lupus was active and flaring.
It was a huge surprise to learn that I was in a MASSIVE Fibro flare up.
Yes, I have always had cracking of my joints. Even when I was a teenager, long before my diagnosis. I have popcorn joints :)
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
34 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, Cozaar, Tramacet, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus