Could the symptoms be Lupus?

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   Posted 11/19/2011 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have multipule different symptoms and the Dr is still trying to figure it out. I have an elevated RA count, going to see a rheumetologist in a month. I have numb finger tips and toes, which will turn bluish, purple and red. I have had a facial tremor for over 2yrs, and it has become more frequent, and now my arms and hands have started tremors. I have noticed when this happens I can feel it coming on like an electrical surge in my head and arms. I have also noticed that cold seems to effect it. My face will turn red like a sunburn on my cheecks and nose. I am more forgetful than before. # yrs ago I had a case of vasculitis, that lasted a few months. I also have joint pain and Hoshimotos. I may have forgotten something else I have, I cant remember. If possible some info would be great. Thanks

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   Posted 11/20/2011 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
The best way to find out if you have lupus is to get further bloodwork and have your rhuematologist check to see if you match up with the lupus checklist.

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   Posted 11/27/2011 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes it takes several months to diagnose as lupus exhibits differently with each individual. I didn't have any tremors for the troubles with the fingertips. That sounds like Reynauds syndrome. Can you go to the Rheum sooner than a month? Good luck!
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