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... Lupus diagnosis is based on a combination of symptoms and labs. The anti dsDNA is specific for lupus, but people with this antibody almost always have a positive ANA as well. Was an ANA done? ... (1 replies)
... Welcome Amafi, to the boards. I know it is frustrating to seek help for health problems and get no definitive answers. Lupus falls in a group of autoimmune diseases that have many overlapping and quite varied symptoms in individuals. ... (5 replies)
... Hi and welcome. Thanks for your vote of confidance. Vee and I often respond to any posts suggestive of lupus, and try to help in any way we can. ... (22 replies)

... per one of my lupus hardcovers, this happens fairly often in lupus. ... (22 replies)
... welcome. Actually, there isn't a single definitive test for lupus! ... (4 replies)
... I am sorry to hear about your mom remaining undiagnosed. It is hard sometimes for Rheumatologists to diagnose Lupus, and some GP's just don't know what to look for! ... (2 replies)
... BoyMom, hello and welcome. First, I'm sorry for your symptoms and especially sorry to read about your loss. My heart goes out. ... (7 replies)
... Hi everyone, found this in an October 2013 Family Physician newsletter for Australia, thought that it may be of interest. Not sure if the new classification was introduced, but certainly was in the works. ... (1 replies)
... I have been taking plaquenil for nearly 3 months now and haven't seen any improvement yet. I forgot to mention my vitamin d levels are 34 and am on vit d capsules. ... (17 replies)
... StarStacey, I certainly understand your frustration and see that you have several clear cut criteria for lupus. Perhaps your upcoming tests will differentiate your disease and diagnosis. The low lymphocytes do mean lymphopenia. ... (17 replies)
... called "alternative criteria" for lupus. ... (73 replies)
... DNA antibodies, but I clearly do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for lupus. With spring here, I'm sleeping well and feel perfectly normal. ... (4 replies)
... truggling. I too would want a rheumatologist to be the one to diagnose lupus, make reco's, prescribe meds, and to follow me ongoing. Have you seen the diagnostic criteria for lupus? ... (5 replies)
Lupus?
Mar 15, 2014
... not for the same doctor. ... (76 replies)
... welcome. I'm only a patient, but I suspect lupus is one possibility, plus I'd definitely want my thyroid levels checked, too. ... (8 replies)
... news to be bitter sweet. I am not happy to have something wrong with me, but I am so excited that it has a name and I am not crazy! Turns out that I met 6 of 11 criteria for SLE and my blood tests were not normal. Apparently, my C4 level was very low, which my doctor told me was lupus specific. ... (21 replies)
... Glad to hear there is some explanation for the fatigue at least. You should feel considerably better once the levothyroxine gets your metabolism going and that should occur over the next few weeks. ... (22 replies)
... Ladybud and Vee, I want to thank you both for your knowledge and support. All we ever want is to try to regain some sense of normalcy for ourselves. This has been so difficult for me and I want you both to know how much I appreciate you being there when no one else could understand. ... (22 replies)
... But it makes sense to me that your rheum plans to retest ANA, lupus AB's, serum complements, etc., as AI's "run in packs", as one of the ladies here used to say. ... (22 replies)
... Fourbirds, I am sorry you had a frustrating app't with rheum. If she thinks this is parvovirus, antibodies for that virus can be run to document that. It seems odd that a medication you stopped taking in 2010 would be causing side effects still. ... (22 replies)


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