Hi everyone. I was referred here by a friend who also suffers an auto immune disease.
In March I went to the dr for a check up and expressed my extreme exhaustion (among other issues). She ran my panels. All was well except for my ANA, which was positive at 1:640, speckled pattern.
I was sent to a rheum. Which took months. In Aug, she ran more tests. Another positive ANA and low complement protein. At her visits, she never examines anything or truly listens. I also have raynauds, hair loss, brain fog, mouth sores, bowel issues, prone to UTIs, puffy eyes at night and in morning, don't clot well, etc. I emailed her after our visit and she left me clueless, with no relief. She started me on a one day a dose of hydroxychloroquine. She ran more tests this last week. My white blood count was low at 3.54, BUN was low at 5.9, Albumin was high at 5.1, Albumin/Globulin Ratio was off at 2.2.
She again has no concern with these results and I do not see her again until Jan.
At this point, she has hinted to lupus, given me a small dose of meds. But no real diagnosis or relief. What is your take on this? Does it seem like lupus or another autoimmune disorder, or nothing at all? Should I get a second opinion from a new rheum?
Thanks so much, everyone! It's so overwhelming!
Post Edited (VegJen) : 12/15/2014 3:34:39 PM (GMT-7)