Does this sound like Lupus?

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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 7/6/2011 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, I tested a negative ANA before. But I have so many symptoms that are all too strange...

1- My sister has Lupus.
2- I frequently have cycles of aches and pains that occur in the same places, such as below collorbone and my left elbow......
3- GERD and lots of digestive issues and heartburn
4- Sun headaches and eye pain when exposed to sun somedays, owie...
5- The butterfly looking rash thing, but it isn't a rash and it's always there, it will get darker or lighter
6- General fatigue and periods of weakness/nausea
7- Horrible menstrual periods, so much pain

And more I can't think of.

I also have asthma and I take medicine for that.

Thanks guys o;

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Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 7/6/2011 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor a reumatologist, has dx me with Lupus, fibromyalgia and RA.  I have stiff and painful hands all day. I get periods of weakness and become very tired at times like I have just ran a marithon! I have the butterfly rash (kind of) but I do have a skin condition called Vetilgo (Michael Jackson skin disease) I get very shaky and my hands become weak and its hard to grip things.
Lupus has many symptoms and only a Dr. can diagnose it properly. Even Doctors make mistakes in making a correct diagnoses.
You will need a very extensive exam to find out if you have Lupus. you won't find out on here if you have it, you will only know when a doctor finishes the tests and confirms what you have. even after all the tests, there can still be a question on the type of Lupus and other problems that can acompany Lupus. smurf
I take methotrexate 15mg weekly.. 7.5mg on sat. and 7.5 on sunday morning. I've been on it for about a month now and the side effects are tough but I believe it is helping me. I also take Norco 10mg 3 times a day for pain and it helps too. I can't take (no one should) skull take any NSAIDS aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin ect... when taking methotrexate. I also take folic acid 1600 mcg. a day. I also take prilosec for my stomach.
Hope this helped......

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 7/7/2011 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask your doctor to run the ANA test again. Sometimes the test can be wrong.
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