I really don't have a clue. I know I went to the doctor it was my first visit to her as I had just moved here. I was running a fever and from my knees to my toes were so swollen the looked like a tree trunk. She asked me if I minded if she looked at my back. So of course I said go for it. She saw these ugly vessels all over my back and said have you ever been tested for lupus? She ran some blood tests and called me back in and said my ANA is 1 2560 and my sed rate was way high. lots of other things I can't remember now.
I want to make it clear though. My PCP is convinced I have lupus but I have had another rheumy say I was fine and one said I have Primary Billiary Cirrosis. Which is another A/I. So what you have may be completely different from what I have. I do know that some A/I does cause your blood vessels to tighten up and cut off the circulation to your hands and feet.
This disease is so dang frustrating. I'm been coming here for a long time and I still have more questions than answers. Hopfully somone else will see this and have some better answers for ya.
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF, Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3
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