First of all thanks for the information. Second, Wow you have to be really sick to get 4 out of the 11. Those are major signs. I have the rash, ANA and blood in urine for a while now, but really do not want to be positive in the others to get the DX. I just want to feel better and get treated for whatever is going on.
Me too Shelbee. But at the same time, I want him to make the right diagnoses, so that the treatment will be effective. I want my energy back. I want to be able to clean my house, all of it on the same day. cook for my babies again, take them fishing, swimming, to the drivein, so many things this diesase has taken from me, I want it back if I can get it.
Luckily for me my GP diagnosed me with Lupus as soon as he got the blood tests, but he sent me to a rheumatologist so I would be taken better care of. and this was a good thing for him to do.
I agree that you should find a rheumatologist if you can, just listen to all the people here, and you will do better about knowing what your tests say. I was pretty much passive before I found this forum. But it sounds like you are already on the ball getting things done tHat i simply did not know to do. Who says the old are wiser?
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis