I went to the DR Wednesday and did the blood work and expect to hear about it tomorrow. But these are my symptoms, I know some are similar to Lupus like:
flares for 6-8 years of:
tmj jaw pain
I also have ulcerative colitis, familial tremors, and heart palpitations that were diagnosed during this time.
I always thought my flares of joint pain was the uc or too much caffeine or too much diet soda, or just unhealthy lifestyle, but I have quit all the unhealthy habits and my uc is under control.
inflammed, red gums
facial pain like trigemanal nueralgia (but not excrutiating, just painful)
the joint and muscle pain is so weird it just moves from place to place like a Simon game. (toe, shoulder, finger, hip, knees, excruciating and all in the matter of 3-5 minutes)
my feet feel like they are filled with with dough, spongy on the bottom. But not really visibly swollen.
I have always as an adult had bad skin, adult acne, issues with hives, I may have had the butterfly rash at one time, my skin is really jacked up...i honestly would not remember with all the issues I have had.
I exercised all of January despite feeling bad, but by last week I was winding down and now the past five days I am basically just home bound.....ALMOST nothing works for the pain. Vicodin and 4 ibuprofen begin to touch it, but obviously I cannot function like this. My biggest fear is this is all in my head! But it really hurts. :(
Thanks for any advice you have.