Do i have lupus and do diabietes blood tests identify lupus

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John 111
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   Posted 11/26/2011 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi im 25 years old and have a condition which came on around adolence.I have constant red cheeks that cover the whole area of cheeks and have a red nose.this redness started out as light pink and has now become permanent and the color is now dark red.I am very sensitive to hot/cold and my face can burn with me having a malar complexion.I also get red rashes on upper body, arms and around knees.My skin can also become red when exposed to heat and alcohol makes the flushing and redness a lot worse.I also have constant redness in side of eyes and redness can become worse while looking at a screen for too long or rubbing them as sometimes i feel like there is sand in my eyes.My vision has also become blurred.I also suffer from excessive sweating and sweat during light exertion, walking.
I also experience sharp sudden pains in my chest when i breath in deeply and i have to change my body position and take small breathes and they pass.I can also get pains in my lungs and these csan also be sharp too.Occasionaly i get sharp paralazing pains in rectum and these can be quite intense and pass after a few seconds.
 
My theory is that call these symptoms relate to an auto immune disease.I have been to a endoconologist and he tested me for carcinoid cancer and pheos which are adrealan tumours.He tested my urine with 24hr tests and my thyroids and both came back fine.Last week i also went to get tested for diabietes and the nurse said that the blood tests, test for thyroids and covered everything.
My question is would lupus show up on a standard blood test for diabietes or on a thyroid test or is there any specific test for lupus.Also can anyone help me with my condition and does anyone know if my symptoms are like lupus or an auto immume disease?Any replies would be welcome.
 
Thanks
 
John

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   Posted 11/26/2011 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
If they did an ANA test along with the bloodwork then your covered.

Lupus is a mystery disease. Not everyone has the all of the same symptoms. That is why a rheumatologist is best to diagnose you after several testings.

For me I suffer from extreme fatigue, joint pains, rashes, migraines, and swelling.
Joy

John 111
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   Posted 11/26/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
hi couchtater i dont know if they tested ana it was blood test for diabietes.im just trying to find out if my condition is an auto immune disease.

ohmylife
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   Posted 11/26/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi John. There are specific blood tests for lupus. First an ANA titre test can indicate a potential diagnosis. They can also do a double stranded DNA test. There are also other tests for conditions that seem to go hand in hand with lupus as well, a whole plethera, for example, antiphospholipid antibodies, lupus anticoagulant. You can have those without lupus, however if you have all tests positive, along with numerous symptoms, you pretty well can say you have lupus. Here is a link to the "criteria" for determining if someone has lupus http://lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus/lupus_diagnosis . Good luck to you :)

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   Posted 11/26/2011 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
The diabeties test is called the A1c test. It just tests the average level of your blood sugar over the last four months.
Joy
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