Do I have Lupus?

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Char935
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   Posted 3/9/2014 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I am new to this site and could do with some help!.I have been experiencing problems for 8 weeks now and its really getting me down. I have seen many doctors who have all had different opinions on what it could be. I would really appreciate if anyone has any idea of what it could be or who are suffering similar problems.

My foot going blue and I had a numbness sensation on the right side of my body. Very painful joints especially in the foot, wrists, knees and hips, also the jaw. Achy all over and very tender to touch. I get red patches all over my body at random times which are very bad after coming out of the shower. I keep coming up in an odd rash. I've had very bad gastric reflux to the point where I was constantly throwing up everything I ate, I have also tasted blood. My face has been drooped. I've had an annoying crawling sensation all over my body which feels like tiny insects are on me. I've been sensitive to light, sound and smell. I've had ringing in my ears and something keeps clicking in my head. I've had air hunger and chest pain and pressure. I've had uncontrollable shaking and seizures some which have lasted over an hour. I've had a stiff neck and insomnia. I have also had thinning of my hair and night sweats. And I think I blacked out once too. Also for the entire 8 weeks I have had this constant pressure on my lower back. I have the butterfly rash on my face quite a lot too.

I've had a weakly positive Ana blood result.

And this week my head has really been playing up. I've had really bad short term memory loss and my eyes keep going funny- for example double vision and having real difficulty concentrating. I've had really bad headaches too

My blood pressure has also been high this week. Last Monday it was 177/44.

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

Post Edited (Char935) : 3/9/2014 2:46:24 PM (GMT-6)


couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2014 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you need to get to an ER as soon as possible. You maybe having a stroke with the symptoms you're describing.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

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Char935
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   Posted 3/10/2014 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, do you mean the most recent symptoms with my head?? Thanks for your reply :)

couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2014 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

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

Char935
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   Posted 3/10/2014 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Don't think I have had a stroke because the facial drooping was quite a few weeks ago and they did do an MRI but, correct me if i am wrong, don't you need an MRA to show up if you have had a stroke?
Will defiantly be keeping this at the back of my mind incase it happens again though.

couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2014 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
It might have been bell's palsy.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

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

Char935
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   Posted 3/10/2014 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of that and did think my face looked similar and had the same symptoms to what was on the internet
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