I go all over the Internet message boards on Lupus and AI diseases. The one thing I've noticed is the rheumies that are cold, insensitive and dismissive (sometimes in the face of overwhelming evidence) are mostly female. This astounds me. I try not to make generalizations but it's so prevalent!
I see a Rheumie for the first time Wednesday and I'm scared that he will blow me off.
All I have is:
a speckled ANA of 1:40
high anti-RNP titer
vitamin D deficiency
A weird cold feeling on an area of my right leg which coincides with weakness in my right arm (new just yesterday)
low fever (that's relative to whichever silly thermometer I'm using)
excruciating cluster headaches and migraines
red blood cell count that barely made it to normal range (lower side)
Stiff fingers and toes, sometimes achy
general feeling of fatigue and grossness
My worst symptoms are the headaches, back aches and itching. I've had aches and pains with fatigue (off and on) for what seems like 4 years and have gotten used to it but lately it's really getting to me. I'm 29
Oh yeah I forgot. At the same time last year I had an uncontrollable cough. At this time I was given albuterol for asthma (which helped) but caused wicked side effects. The doc changed it to X
openex which didn't do anything at all. I stopped all of it and the asthma just went away. Went away? That strikes me now as weird.
Post Edited (mandeloo) : 5/16/2011 10:27:05 AM (GMT-6)