Hi! and welcome,
I vote with the others, you need to find a rheumy who specializes in pts with lupus, and I hope your dr. did antiphospholipid/anticardiolipin antibody titres. I am sorry you lost your baby, and my hi risk OB told me had my APS been picked up on after my first or 2nd miscarriage, with treatment for APS, I may have carried my last baby to term. He told me it could take up to 12 months for my antistrep, and antiphospholipid antibody levels to go away, and that was how I spaced my pregnancies. I was told that in the "old" days, an ANA titre was the gold standard for lupus diagnosis, but that now, it is only a minor piece of a difficult puzzle. When I asked my rheumy why drs. keep checking bloodwork that is normal or negative, he said we know antibodies come, and go and that it is prudent to keep looking for them. In fact, my low positive titre was dismissed as "that will probably always stay that way" and plaquenil was started 'prophylactically' before he ever wrote lupus on my lab reqs.
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U, Calcium, Flector patch prn, Ambien and Elavil every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.