Headaches and fatigue

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Kimstph
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Date Joined Sep 2014
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   Posted 9/28/2014 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just starting down this auto-immune road as I just found out my ANA was high. I'm wondering if I do get diagnosed with lupus and get on lupus meds; will I get relief from the headaches?

What about the fatigue - do the meds help with fatigue?

Thanks for sharing your experience with me!

couchtater
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   Posted 9/28/2014 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, you're feeling bad. Lupus is not diagnosed by ANA alone. There is a list of eleven indicators the doctors look for. You need to have only four of them to have lupus. Positive ANA is one of the 11.

As for the headaches and fatigue....
Yes, the pain relievers will help the headaches.
Plaquenil will help with the fatigue. It will take a few months for it to kick in though.
Joy
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