tested for lupus - WORRIED!

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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 12/13/2012 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
A little over a month ago I started getting pains on my right foot and getting skin rashes, since this was the same time I lowered my lexapro dosage, I figured it was just an sx of tapering. Recently, I've also started to get pains in my right hand and wrist. I figured to have this checked out with a rheumatologist yesterday. I've been diagnosed with Arthritis (geez at 42!) but he was quite concerned that it was occuring TOGETHER with skin rashes. I was made to take blood tests as he is suspecting it could be lupus. I wont get results of all blood tests til tuesday next week. I am trying to be calm about it but I am worried!
My aunt had lupus and it wasnt pretty. Would love to get your insights.. :(

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   Posted 12/13/2012 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It's hard to be patient while waiting for the other shoe to drop. Try to distract yourself while waiting.

My symptoms started out with extreme fatigue and pain everywhere. Lupus affects everyone so differently. You may never get like your aunt.

I was diagnosed over a year ago. The rheumy says I'm doing good and that we caught it early. Maybe I won't get any worse than I am now. I'm holding onto that piece of hope for dear life. So far I have fatigue, joint pains, and issues with my asthma right now.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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