Could I have Lupus

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   Posted 12/13/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I am always tired, am starting to lose hair, have a bad rash all over my arms, have a postive ANA test, extreme joint pain, and my asthma has gotten ridiclousy worse

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   Posted 12/13/2010 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Possibly, possibly not. You probably should see a rheumotologist.
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   Posted 12/14/2010 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I vote see a rheumatologist asap, too. Those are the very symptoms that sat me down with my family doc, and when I got to the immunolgy dr. I had seen with APS when I was pregnant, he said You have lupus and started tx immediately. Good luck and don't get discouraged. I am a nurse who worked with all my drs. and it still took over 6 years, seeing a dr. every 3 months for two years, to get dx and tx. Document everything and collect every lab report, and copies medical notes for every time you are seen. I made a chronological time line chart, pared it down to two typed pages and handed copies to the rheumatologist and neurologist I saw on consult. They laughed when I said I had nurse notes that I would force them to read for a change. tongue and those notes were a blessing when I had to apply for Social Security Disability.
hugs and Merry Christmas and a Happy and more rested New Year,

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CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and  Ambien every night.
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