In need of some CLARITY ..........
Soooooo, I've been having these on again/off again mystery symptoms that NO DOCTOR can seem to put together!!! The ER has become my second home!!! I'm at the ER at least once a month, and no I don't just go to check up on the staff (lol).
Within the past 6 months, I have gone to the ER for:
left arm numbness (accompanied with palpatioon that have lasted for 10 mins), constant migranes, fatigue in the morning (which most of the time keeping me bed bound), through out the day, and sometimes seem worse at night, tingling in ALL extremities, right knee joint pain and right elbow joint, swelling in both feet, right knee and NOW my right hand!
SN: In March of this year, I went to the ER for leg pain, that was hot to the touch, redness and with calf swelling. I was diagnosed with Superficial Thrombolitis, which is inflammation in the superficial veins).
Back to story...
I had a CAT SCAN done in June, some abnormalites were shown; so I was suggested to get an MRI. I had the MRI w/ contrast done in August and some white matter was found, but "nothing too severe" , says the Neurologist. I also had blood work done in September and my ANA was positive 1:160, with pattern showing to be homogeneous/speckled. My primary care physician referred me to a Rhuematologist, who did further test for Lupus and other auto immune disease; but my results came back fairly NORMAL, except for the following:
Dilute Prothrombin Time(dPT)L: 46.7 (which was FLAGGED as H), WBC: 3.4 (which was FLAGGED L), Neutrophils (Absolute): 1.6 (which was FLAGGED L), and my Vitamin D: , 25-Hydroxy: 19.4 (which was FLAGGED L).
Since then, I have done some digging of my own, within my medical records/ old blood labs (THANK God I listened to my mom, and made copies of EVERYthing), and discovered that I had an ANA count done in 2010, but results were NEGATIVE...
I PERSONALLY FEEL, that I may have Lupus.. But, because I haven't experienced patches of hair loss and/or any butterfly rashes, that I'm being pushed to the side . How can I have an ANA that was negative last year, and a POSITIVE ANA this year?!!!!
I would REAAAALLLLLLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE on this matter!!!!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE