Long * sighhhhhhhh *
I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time. It really IS difficult to figure out what is causing what sometimes. Chron's and lupus do share some of the same "overlaping" conditions.
Do you have a positive ANA? if so, do you know the pattern? There is some other blood work that 'can' be pretty specific to lupus. There are some biopsies that ARE specific (like Kidney biopsy).
I also frequent the Chron's board as I am having problems that the GI doc is almost certain are chron's. I see that there are many members there who are concerned they may have lupus as an overlap.
One thing we really concentrate on here in Lupus Land . . . is treating symptoms. If your doctor is treating your symptoms, then the dx isn't so important. I know that is probably hard to hear . . . but it is helpful in taking a step forward.
I hope some of the others can give you more information.
In His Grip
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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