Okay, well basically im 17, and my mother has SLE.
Okay, i was having some of the symtopms she gets...i.e. joint pain, numbness and tingling in fingers and toes, dizziness, headaches, sensitive to sunlight,, and more...Okay, so i go to the rheumy, and all tests are negative except one that says that my blood takes time in clotting or the other way around i cant remember. nothing was done. i had a bone scan because my knee hurt the most (almost every joint hurts in my body), and all that was found was mild inflammation, again nothing was done. i also told her i was having feelings of a skipped heartbeat for a couple of months now, and she swaid it was just acid relux, but those are new symtoms! she just gave me a antacid but i still have it.basically the doctor diagnosed me with raynauds, and gave me Trental for that, i think thats a bloodthinner, and gave me an antimalarial...Plaquenil. so, if i dont have lupus, why did she give me something that treats it? antimalarial? for what? thats what my mom takes for her lupus, so why do i need it? its not doing anything to help ease my pain, so i stopped taking it, and trental helped a bit with my purple fingers, but thats not really a big deal for me. so i went again to the rheumy because i still had pain, and she refferedd me to a neuro because now instead of some long lasting joint pain, i have random "shocks" throughout my body. she thinks it may be soething neurological, but i skipped the appt. because i dont want them to stick me with needles, and not find anything like usual. should i wait for it to go away? ive been about five months like this, and i dunno what to do. oh and is it right that i be in the sun alot? because i like to tan.