I was once hospitalized for abdomen pain that presented a lot like appendicitis but wasn't appendicitis. The only thing the Drs came up with was they offered to do exploratory surgery. I declined, as it was 3 weeks before a marathon that I had trained 2 years for. The pain resolved itself and has never returned with that intensity or duration -- a couple of times a year I still get pain in that area, not nearly as bad, and only lasts a day. I never bother to try to track its cause down...
This was about
5 years before I got the symptoms that eventually lead to the Lupus diagnosis. Actually, something about
your post reminded me of this episode I had - never before considered it might be related to my Lupus.
Anyway, does your blood work show elevated inflammation markers? Are you still on Plaquenil? Perhaps you need a course of Prednisone. Are you on Imuran, Cellcept, MTX, anything for the Lupus??
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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