Dx. with lupus in 2005, my rheumy made me see a neuro, who suggested I may have an unusual but not unheard of mix of ms AND lupus. Needed further tests, like a spinal tap, that I declined at that time as my recently started new meds, pred, neurontin and plaquenil had helped immensely and knowing would not impact my outcome or treatment plan. Under careful monitoring by my dr, my lupus has been managed until recently when I have had a year of being so sick, I am no longer able to keep working, much less walking well. So it isn't unheard of. But, I was first dx'd with APS after my 5 miscarriage, back in '93 and the neuro knew that it could, was, probably, might be connected! But he said, that's the difficulty with all these overlapping autoimmune diseases......(didn't have plaque on my MRI/MRA either)
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Piroxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily and Paxil, Ambien every night.