Posted 8/24/2015 10:53 AM (GMT -6)
Hi everyone. I was hoping that maybe someone could help me here on this forum. My family doc referred me to a rheumatologist but she can't see me for 3 weeks. My last blood tests were as follows:
White Blood Cell - Low out of range
Red Blood Cell - Low Out of Range
Red Distribution Width - Low out of range
Platelets- Low almost out of range
Antinuclear Antibodies - POSITIVE
AUTOIMMUNE DIFF - ABNORMAL
EPSTEIN BARR - ABNORMAL range is 0-17.9 and mine was 296
NEGATIVE FOR : MONO, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, and THYROID PROBLEMS
For about the last 10 months I have been having severe fatigue, some days staying in bed for hours and hours, my hair is falling out in clumps in the shower, I am having night sweats off and on, headaches, muscle weakness and spasms, only one side of my tongue is swollen, pain in some joints like knee, hip and shoulders. Lumps coming up under the skin on hands and then disappearing, but one lump near my collar bone that is staying put. Very tender when I touch it. Sometimes I have burning pain in my right breast and sharp shooting pains in my abdomen that feel like they go all the way to my back. Also- some pain under my right armpit.
Does anyone have an idea what this might be? My doctor said she didn't think it was lupus because I have never had a rash in my life and the lumps do not sound like lupus. I am hoping they will be able to rule out Lymphoma, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyloidosis, Lyme, and Leukemia. But it is just frustrating that I have to wait so long and I stay home and take care of my 2 precious babies all day but I feel so horrible right now. Please help! Any answers or guesses would be very appreciated.