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... I am still trying to get a diagnosis. I was able to get a copy of my recent blood test results and was hoping someone could assist in interpreting them. ... (6 replies)
... chest pain, blurred vision and painful "nerve jolts" in my thumbs. Fun stuff. Then it all cumulated with difficulty swallowing solid food, which has been nothing but a nightmare. ... (5 replies)
... Since then when ever I get my blood drawn they have difficulty. My veins feel good and they never believe that it will be difficult to get a sample. Then they stick me and its like rubber. ... (9 replies)

... Let me preface this by saying - yes, I am aware of the dangers of psuedo self-diagnosis. However, with relations to those in the medical field and those who have dealt with lupus, I'm showing many of the symptoms typically attributed to the disease. Over the last several months, I've been plagued by a myriad of symptoms including, but not limited to: fatigue (I.e., napping... (1 replies)
... Nutcracker esophagus. My GI dr. first told me in 2011 that it was unlikely that my swallowing issues were related to lupus. However, after having a manometry test done and several endoscopies, he found that I have motility issues most likely caused by lupus. ... (5 replies)
... ng my skin off! Well, as a result my dr sent me to a dermatologist. They suspected lupus and did a skin biopsy which turned out inconclusive and then ordered a blood test. Well, after weeks of getting the run around, one person told me it was negative while someone else told me I had tested positive! ... (8 replies)
... Woke up a bit early and couldn't go back to sleep. Had another day without having to take something for anxiety. Blood pressure was low to normal without any spikes. Had a bout of heart palpitations but they went away. ... (121 replies)
... No, I don't have lupus, I came to this board to follow the thread about blood pressure spikes when sleeping. The only ailment that I have is hyperactive thyroid. Two months ago I was hypo. ... (121 replies)
... Thanks! MS has basically been ruled out - they won't rule it out, but indicate that its not likely. I feel confident MS is not the issue here. When I had these tests - I knew nothing about what these tests were. Just pulled out this result from 2007. So, am following up with new primary next month and want to understand what I am asking for. So, can you specify what... (5 replies)
... Hello. I am new here. In fact, this is my first time to ever post on a health message board. Forgive me if this is long, but it's taken 17 months to get to this point of needing feedback from ANYONE who can take the time. I've been experiencing the following symptoms for 17 months now: joint pain with severe pain in hips, elbows and wrists; morning stiffness and... (6 replies)
... I'm Confused As To What This Blood Test Is For. I Was Recently Switched To A Woman Rheumy In The Same Hospital, And I Saw Her Yesterday. I Have A Very Big Folder, And Was Diagnosed 1997. ... (6 replies)
... I am no Dr., and I'm fairly new at all of the tests etc. that go with Lupus, having just been diagnosed this past Mar.. This is what I remember of my personal blood test results, which were done by lupus specialists.I'm not sure if the tests are called by the same name where you are. ... (8 replies)
So confused
Apr 10, 2006
... t want to rule out cancer since it runs in my family. I am in Germany so I have to work with German Dr who speak English better than my German, but there is some difficulty understanding everyhting, they tell me. So I have been trying to research on my own. ... (0 replies)
New Dr.
Jun 4, 2005
... Many of us here have some difficulty trusting the medical profession, and for good reason. However, we really have little choice. I don't know what the exact test for ANA is called. I only know that it is a blood test. When I had them done they did many at one time. I got all the results in about 2 weeks. ... (8 replies)
... I know you have difficulty with walking and I thought of this when you brought up the question. ... (17 replies)
Plaquenil
Jan 13, 2005
... you know.. I don't want you to be misled, but.. Lupus is so different for so many people.. we are like snowflakes.. no two are alike. You may get through one difficulty with or without Prednisone and I may need a lot. I have had my share of prednisone and I will never say that I'll never be on it again. ... (23 replies)
AngelicBrat
Apr 6, 2004
... I also wanted to comment about the difficulty swallowing. That can be found in Lupus, and also Sjogrens Syndrome because of the lack of enough saliva to swallow food. ... (11 replies)
Possible SLE case?
Aug 22, 2015
... Good morning. Thanks for further explaining your labs (I was worried). I'm glad the doctor back home whom you'll see during winter break is a rheumatologist. I think Vitamin D deficiency alone can cause symptoms like fatigue and joint pain, but Vitamin D deficiency can also accompany inflammatory conditions. With your difficulty in absorption & your history of bone... (5 replies)
... eye rash. They go to doctor after doctor, test after test and so many medications before they finally find out. So I wouldn't rule out this possibility, even if you were tested and had a negative result. ... (2 replies)
... epidermal layers, a deposition seen just about exclusively in lupus. It's generally performed only when symptoms are suggestive but blood labs inconclusive. It requires an expert to do it properly. ... (4 replies)


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