I saw a rheumatologist on monday after my neurologist referred me for a high ana 1:2560 speckled and homogenous. I saw the neuro because I was having weakness in my arms and legs, tingling and pins and needles sensations. Some numbness in my extremites, extreme fatigue. My MRI came back clean for MS lesions. I of course started looking around online what high ana meant and that lead me to lupus. The rheumatologist didn't really do much except take some blood and urine. He did a brief physical exam and asked a few questions.
I do have a light rash over my cheeks and nose, I also have been getting off and on a patchy red rash under my right eye and some mouth sores. I never really noticed if the face rashes get worse with sun exposure. The rheumy told me that none of those are like an AI rash because AI rashes don't come and go and progessivly get worse. I also have had very dry eyes lately and alot of nausea and stomach pain.Whenever I've been sick the last six months no matter what it is I get extreme joint pain for a fews days and then it goes away. He said it was obvious that I'm not very sick but my ana was pretty high and I probably do have something AI going on. He said to expect my test results no later than Monday August 1st. I know I should just be patient but does anyone have any thoughts??
The neuro put me on adderall low dose to help with the fatigue at least and that has been working. I feel like I can actually function again. The neuro also wants to continue seeing me if the rheumy can't connect the neurological symptoms to whatever AI thing I have going on.