Just wanted to say hello to Joy. Sounds like a possibility of Lupus. Usually those butterfly rashes are dead giveaways. The suggestions made about making a list of your symptoms and diagnoses and getting tested for Lupus would have been my advice also. I hope that you can get to a rheumatologist to help you sort this out and help you make sense of it all. This site will help a lot. I finally feel normal here and others have the same weird symptoms I do. It is very comforting and everyone here are great people too. Don't get discouraged if it takes a while to get a firm diagnosis. Sometimes that happens with these types of diseases.
Please keep us updated on your progress. Take care - Hope to hear from you soon - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - Mitral valve sclerosis, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, RA, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.