Posted 2/24/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -6)
Good morning Alim0nkey,
Just reading your last post, and your symptoms sound perfectly in tune with Fibromyalgia. I have this. Your irregular heartbeat, depression, dizzy spells, headaches, numbness and chronic fatigue, are all classic symptoms. Do you have widespread pain in your muscles and joints? Pain that moves around quickly?
When you see your GP on Thursday, tell him you need a referal to a Rheumatologist. They specialize in diseases like Lupus and Fibromyalgia. They are your best connection to have in order to get this diagnosis ball rolling.
Take a peek in the Fibromyalgia forum we have here. You might be surprised at how much you can relate to everyone there! Because of your positive ANA, you might have both Lupus and Fibro. I had both when I was diagnosed. Only your doctors can diagnose you of course. I'm just thinking out loud here! But, for sure, keep a diary of your symptoms. All of them, no matter how insignificant you think they are. In the future, if your doctor says go to the hospital, please go! Especially when you have heart irregularities. Better to be safe than sorry
Talk with you soon!
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
35 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, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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