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   Posted 11/5/2015 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw my rheumy today and discussed my thyroid issues and looked over blood work. thyroid tests all good. lupus blood work came back negative. ANA still positive, crp and sed rate still elevated. Rheumy thinks human parvo virus b 19. apparently has the same symptoms as lupus. I understand that hpv- b19 can be a pre cursor to RA and or lupus. this virus apparently attacks joints and muscles. I am a little confused based on bloodwork Igm shows active infection AND IGG SHOWS IMMUNITY. My IGM was neg and IGG was positive. I am satisfied with rheumy explanation.
I have been dealing with this for over a year. I have just been started on the generic for plaquneil about 2 mos ago and noticed a slight improvement.

rheumy asked what neuro thinks... she thinks auto immune rheumy says she hopes it's not ms. wow kindof feel like I am a ball in a tennis match


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   Posted 11/8/2015 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosis of either lupus or ms is not made just by labs. Clinical symptoms are more important and while both are AI diseases they are quite different. And maybe you just have the virus. Most cases of lupus are idiopathic.

MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.

Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.

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   Posted 11/9/2015 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi zulily. I am new to all of this, like you. If you are ok with it, would you email me? barbie6417@yahoo.com

Thanks! :)
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