Hi Pupil, I also wanted to welcome you. It's hard to tell if you have lupus or not, but you definitely have something going on with all of your symptoms and with the abnormal labs. I agree with Bill about
seeing a nephrologist to get to the bottom of the blood and protein in your urine. We've had members here whose nephroloists have helped them get a diagnosis. It's interesting that you mention the high calcium and parathyroid because my pcp tested me for that when I was going through the whole diagnosis run around. She said it could cause a lot of the pain and fatigue I was experiencing. My calcium was borderline high, but my parathyroid was fine, so it turned out all of my stuff ended up being lupus related.
Don't stop looking until you get answers and effective treatment. Many of us have had to go for second, third and fourth opinions before we found a great doc.
Let us know if you have any other questions. Take care and I'm glad you joined us.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears
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