Posted 12/8/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)
Well, you're finally getting somewhere. You must have a sense of relief to know that something really is going on.... I'm also glad you don't have Fibro. That is a double whammy you don't need.
Okie has excellent advice for you. I don't know what else to tell you except to make sure that you see a cardiologist about the heart issue. Get started on that plaquenil. like Okie said, it takes a while to kick in.
As far as other autoimmune disorders go, I really don't know what to suggest. Usually with lupus the hemoglobin and platelets are low, not high. But who am I to say! Lupus is wacko-bizarro. Did you test positive for the RA Factor? Is that why your rheumy is considering RA? Do you have any joint malformation?
Keep a close raport with your rheumy and any other specialists you see. That is your best bet to a healthy future. And learn everything you can about your disorders. Knowledge is power!
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, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus