Thanks redrose! I probably will get a second opinion at some point.
I'm actually on my third rheumy right now! :)
The first guy dx me with fibro, but told me flat out I don't have RA or lupus. The second agreed that I had fibro, but also gave me a dx of RA because of xray evidence (I'm seronegative for RA)...and also told me I don't have lupus. My current rheumy agrees that I have fibro and RA, but told me in October that I ALSO have SLE. And is now backing away from that diagnosis. (???!!!???)
So do I need a fourth opinion? Possibly.
As I've been thinking about
this mess, I've realized there's always the possibility that some of my AI diseases will go into remission as my Lyme disease is treated.
I've been absolutely flabbergasted by some of the stuff I'm learning about
Lyme disease! Before my dx, I had no idea it was so sneaky, that it could both trigger AND mimic AI disease and fibro, and that it's reached epidemic proportions in the US.
I should share this video with all of you just as a FYI, because absolutely everyone
should know this stuff about
Lyme disease (how easy it is to catch nowadays and what it can do to a person):www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALgOikmjCw
This video is absolutely frightening....and true. Please pass it on, especially to people with kids. Every parent should watch it.
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