I have been lurking and answering some but this is the first time I've posted a new question.
I saw my doctor for unexplained hair loss about
a month ago. At the time, sleeping all day and aches n pains didn't occur to worry me since I've been dealing with it so long. Anyway he did tests where my ANA was positive and speckled so off he sent me to the rheumy. My appointment is Thursday.
In the meantime I had to see a neurologist for excruciating migraines. I couldn't take it anymore. He decided to do a comprehensive ANA based on my original test results. It came back that I had a high titer of anti-RNP in my blood with the absence of all other antibodies (anti-DNA was only 1 so not worth looking at.)
Anyway I know something is wrong. However the markers for inflammation weren't elevated AT ALL. My sed rate was only 8 and the CRP was like 0.4
This makes no sense. The only thing I can imagine is that I've been on so many NSAIDS that it's just not showing. Is that possible?
My "symptoms" are:
Feeling tired/fatigue (it's actually not overwhelming)
Stomach pain after eating (some foods make it VERY uncomfortable)
Upper back ache
Bad neck ache
Sciatic joint problems acting up again
Abnormal MRI and MRA (either small communicating vessels/arteries OR 2-3 mm aneurysm; possibility of pseudo tumor)
Some muscle weakness
Heavy feeling in the body, over all achiness
Itching skin on flank
Face burns when sweating, especially out in the sun
I'm always laying around because I just don't feel good. My husband and children still think I'm just lazy. Is it possible I am? Can this be all in my imagination? Sorry for the long rant.