New to the group and Dr. think's I might have Lupus

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angels1
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   Posted 4/18/2013 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Last night I was searching for the two problems together early menopause brought on by lupus. I read a few posts and was interested in reading more. Can some on point me in that direction?  This a short version of my story. I started my periods at 9 and even at that age I was irregular. My mom took me to an old foreign lady doctor and she inserted a speculum inside of me.. I don't know what else she did because being 9 I still don't think I knew where babies came from. Any way all my life my periods have been messed up and I started pre-menopause in my middle to late 20's. Along with 10 Female surgeries and infertility pills. I went to a new OB/Gyn yesterday and had my annual and then he ask me if anyone else had ever tested me for Lupus. And I said no, he continued to tell my that it might be the reason I have had so many problems over the years and started going though menopause so early. I have never had the best OB/GYN care that I thought I should have got it always came down to you don't have enough money or you don't have enough insurance to tell you why you can't have kids. I am a little scared about what the dr. said yesterday but I did as he instructed and went for the blood test. Any information or insight would be great.
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Angels1

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/18/2013 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't panic, and don't read about Lupus! Right now, it's just something, among other things, that the Dr is looking at.

And even if you do have Lupus, there is absolutely no reason to think you might have other symptoms in the future. Lupus symptoms vary a great deal from person to person, and this may be the only symptoms you ever have.

Note also that an OBG/GYN is not the expert on diagnosing Lupus -- you would need to see a rheumotologist to know for sure. And you'd *definitely* want a rheumotologist for treatment. Otherwise it's a bit like going to the dentist for foot pain, ya' know?

Stay calm, keep breathing, and it'll all work out.
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DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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angels1
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   Posted 4/18/2013 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for you information. I still want to be a part of this group even if it's just to learn something new.
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angels1

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/18/2013 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Of course you are welcome! Sorry if I in any way implied otherwise. We just like to try & keep people calm until the rheumy can make an actual diagnosis. It's easy to get caught up in reading lots of symptoms and bad news when Lupus can be managed, if it's even Lupus.

Keep in touch - check out www.lupus.org if you haven't already.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde
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