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... Problem for me is that the story is about a real person. I do not want to use her real disease in the story due to a connection that could be made. But the symptoms she experiences are very relevant to her actions and the plotline. ... (5 replies)
... UCTD is a vicious 'overlap' disease. (5 replies)
... Lyme Disease, AKA "the great imitator". (5 replies)

... since I have posted. I have been very sick for many months. No meds are working for me and my rheumy said that my next step would be Cytoxan. He does not want to prescribe that to me because I have not had children yet. ... (8 replies)
... form of Rheumatoid Arthritis similar to Lupus and RA. ... (27 replies)
... Hello Wendy, I did some research online re: the levels of C4. This is what I found out. And here are the ranges that I found online: (3 replies)
... I know my rheumy checked me for that. It's what they call fifths disease quite often. It usually shows up as just a rash under the skin in kids but if adults catch it then it cause sypmtoms similar to lupus. ... (3 replies)
Possible Lupus?
Oct 22, 2015
... Well I seem to meet a lot of the criteria, both from the "11 criteria" list, as well as the one below it. I have not been in the sun. ... (9 replies)
... welcome. You and I sound like a matched set! I'm only a patient, of course, so here are my "patient" answers. For the record, I was diagnosed with lupus years ago with very similar findings. Since then, Plaquenil has helped me greatly, as has sun avoidance. ... (3 replies)
... Welcome, and for a newbie, you did a great job of presenting your information and dilemma. Mixed connective tissue disease is a clinical diagnosis that includes typically features of lupus, systemic sclerosis, and polymyositis, but one or the other may dominate the clinical picture. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, I'm very new to this please bear with! ... (3 replies)
... Your diagnosis sounds very similar to mine. My ANA titer is 1.40 speckled. My Dr. told me I had connective tissue disease because she said it doesn't look as bad to the insurance companies. So I'm still not sure if I actually have lupus or connective tissue disease. ... (19 replies)
... I'm sorry to hear of all this, but I'll share some thoughts that may be helpful. ... (32 replies)
... People with lupus and MCTD often get GI symptoms, similar to IBS, with bloating, cramping, gas, diarrhea or constipation. ... (4 replies)
... e had bronchitis a few times in the past. I once had it like 4 times in 6 months, but that was a few yrs ago. After the 3rd time I was given an albuterol inhaler to use when I started feelin that tightness in my chest. I stopped using it because it made my tounge sore idk what that was about. ... (10 replies)
... felt that I'd had lupus for some years, yet no way to know for sure how long. ... (8 replies)
... Yes it does you need to see a doctor about the chest pain if you have not already done so. I was sent to a pulmonologist when I started getting bronchitis that did not want to go away and asthma kicked in. ... (10 replies)
Jul 1, 2013
... ANA alone doesn't diagnose lupus, or anything, for that matter. It's "fuzzy", actually, because it can elevate in quite a few conditions, also due to a passing virus or infection. ... (76 replies)
... Ive read the sticky things, id just like to get my symptoms out there. Im nervous. Im being tested for autoimmune diseases and a few of my friends with lupus feel that i may have it. Im just going to list my symptoms. ... (2 replies)
... That is the goal....not all symptoms going away....just a general feeling that you aren't as sick as you were. This is a chronic disease so the best they can do is make it more tolerable. I still flare even with a biologic drug and methotrexate. ... (16 replies)

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