Vandy, I am sure Johns Hopkins will get it figured out. Most of the treatment is the same for many of the AI diseases. I've struggled with a lot of symptoms, a few positive tests but that's about it. My doctor thinks it's RA, but I have increased pain with sun which points to lupus, so I am confused. I hope you get some answers and feel better soon. That's what we all want!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission!
seronegative RA, type 2 d, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, synthroid, plaquenil, benicar
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern 1:180, high sed r