Posted 1/7/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)
That is very good news! I hope that the anemia isn't chronic. If it is, I would highly recommend getting a second opinion on the lupus diagnosis. Anemia is such a huge symptom for Lupus, and so is the anticoagulant factor (even if it's a slight positive). I just don't want you to be misdiagnosed.
Fibro and Lupus mimick each other tremendously. But Fibro won't show any positive blood work for Lupus, unless you have Lupus as well. It's very, very common for both to be diagnosed together. Just make sure your rheumy is not second guessing anything.
Come and visit us in the Fibromyalgia forum. We have lots of info and the forum it SUPER active. Lots of communication going on.
Keep that positive attitude Nicole! Answers are coming!
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
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