RA and possible Lupus?

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tstarshine
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   Posted 6/30/2012 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I tested postive for Anti-CCP Antibody and I have the classic RA joint pain...I can't believe I have so much pain from RA in my muscles, it feels so much like I have Fibro too. .my doctors said my 'Mialgia" pain in my muscles may be from inflammation from RA But I may have Fibro too.My blood tests (so far) say RA but many of these diseases cluster often.
The Lupus question ~I noticed a hardening of the skin on my hand a few months ago (didn't think much about it) and a few days ago went out in the sun for about a hour...the following days I had got a rash on my face and neck. I always have fatigue but it was so bad I slept for almost 15 hours straight and a bad headache. I also have chest pain (maybe fron RA?), abdominal soreness,dizziness...I have a negative ANA test about a year ago. Lordy it just won't stop.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/30/2012 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hardening of the skin is usually with scolaraderma (sp?). Sometimes ANA changes. You can ask for another test.
Joy

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   Posted 7/6/2012 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Lupus to me. There is not much info on Sun Sensitivity and RA, but plenty on Lupus. The rash from the sun is a tell tale sign of Lupus. The skin too. Go to a Rheumatologist and have them run a ANA and protein urinalysis on you. If you already have all those symptoms, it is likely Lupus. Schleroderma presents in a much different way than you are describing.
Deb

tstarshine
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   Posted 7/9/2012 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for replying and for your support!... How long does the rash last for you? I have had it now for about a week and a half... no itching but it is behind my ears, under/on my neck, forehead, and a bit on my chest...
Possible Fibromyalgia? Possible Lupus? ...Doctor s DX so far~ Psoriatic Arthritis, Raynaud's, Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis (anti-CCP Positive, RF Neg.)

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couchtater
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   Posted 7/9/2012 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My longest record for rash was two weeks.
Joy
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