Posted 11/5/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)
I came up "normal" for years (about 10+ years) before lupus showed up on tests. Don't worry too much about the tests. A flare is a flare. Eventually, your body will make it known what is going on with it and point to a particular disease. Either way you have to deal with what symptoms you get. Keep an eye on it for now if anything gets more pronounced or seems particularly odd bring it to the docs attention. If you lose consciousness or have muscle problems from the headaches seek medical attention right away. Your headaches aren't the common variety unless it started in the front and worked its way back.
Did you have your ANA's checked lately? When it travels to more than 2 or more areas at the same time (i.e. artritis, migraines, etc.) it could mean the disease is active. This is what happened when my bloodwork first started coming out positive. Prior to that it was always one thing at a time. Sounds weird, but worth a shot. Also, have a neurologist check you out too. Sounds neuro. I had similar symptoms at first and there are numerous causes (i.e. MS, lupus, neuropathy, Mathias Gravis, etc. or just simply an odd type of migraine). I guess that was why it took so long to be diagnosed. All of my symptoms were neuro for years then it attacked the organs, joints, etc. Not sure of your history so you may want to look at the criteria for lupus and see if you have any of the 11 criteria. Hope you find relieft - 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.