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... It's hard to get a firm diagnosis of it because at first it appears to be lupus, ms, and even lyme. Fibro causes extreme exhaustion and joint and various body pains without inflammation like RA would. ... (5 replies)
... What about rheumatoid arthritis? That has some of the same characteristics of lupus...particularly the joint pain and swelling. Just a thought. Good luck! (5 replies)
... 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)

... negative. Finally, there are OTHER connective tissue diseases that can cause symptoms very similar to lupus. ... (6 replies)
... UCTD is a vicious 'overlap' disease. (5 replies)
... Lyme Disease, AKA "the great imitator". (5 replies)
... how about scleroderma or MCTD? (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)
... hat includes typically features of lupus, systemic sclerosis, and polymyositis, but one or the other may dominate the clinical picture. So many of the autoimmune diseases do NOT present in a clear, textbook way, and many people end up with overlapping signs and symptoms as well as labs. ... (3 replies)
... I have lupus and have had alot of symptoms at first before getting diagnosed with sle. ... (2 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)
... Your pain does sound similar to mine. It took forever to be diagnosed, though I was convinced I had A.S. ... (8 replies)
... Welcome to the board! First off, thank you for sharing your symptoms with us. I know how frustrating it is to have these wacky symptoms that no one knows what to do with! Your symptoms are very similar to Lupus, so I want to direct you to the main Lupus board here and look at the top of the board. ... (3 replies)
... out of 11 is what it takes to be diagnosed with Lupus, so you are on the right path. The symptoms of Lupus are generalized and some people have all of the criteria, and some have a few of them. ... (5 replies)
Oct 2, 2004
... that is likewise considered very highly specific to SLE. ... (10 replies)
... ve twin sisters who have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and lupus. they have had problems since their early 20's and i believe their probles are all related to a drug called DES for short. this was given to my mother during pregnancy to prevent pre term labor. It was taken off of the market in 1970 by the FDA. ... (0 replies)
... and even test results may be similar with different autoimmune disorders. ... (12 replies)
... Stacey, I am so glad you have shared what has been going on with you and that you have received such knowledgeable support here. I am so grateful to have found your thread today, and can't tell you how closely I can identify with all that you have been through recently. ... (73 replies)
... No, they're probably going to get pretty tired of you being sick unless they're pretty special human beings. ... (21 replies)
... Hi all! I'm new to the board, but have a lot of questions. ... (1 replies)

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