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... I know the rheum has talked to me about both Lupus and Ulcerative Colitis since my dad has that but I don't have any of the other symptoms of that but he said it could be the early start of it so we shall see. ... (7 replies)
... CCP, a test for early Rheumatoid Arthritis. ... (7 replies)
... CCP is a test for early RA. ... (4 replies)

... negative lupus nephritis is interesting. ... (8 replies)
... or symptoms. There's a lot of symptom overlap, unfortunately, among lupus and its "close cousins". ... (11 replies)
... Since then I have been to my rheumatologist twice. My first visit he drew a ton of lab work for lupus anticoagulant. All labs came back normal but I felt fine during that visit. He put me on 7.5 mg of Meloxicam which has helped with my joint pain and stiffness. ... (7 replies)
... CCP that's considered a pretty good marker for early RA. Has it been run? ... (1 replies)
Late Onset Lupus
Jul 6, 2016
... welcome! Lupus actually has a very wide age continuum, and even things deemed "rare" can happen. ... (10 replies)
... Hi and welcome. Glad you found us. I've read articles about the challenges of differentiating APS lupus (lupus with antiphospholipid syndrome), CNS lupus (lupus with central nervous system involvement), and MS. To be honest, I'd never known that MS can cause, at least early on, a positive ANA in 1/4 or more of MS patients. Researchers may have studied whether ANA in MS stays... (7 replies)
New Symptom
Aug 21, 2016
... never have a positive ANA. Your RF is elevated which could be significant for rheumatoid arthritis. Some people, like me, have both lupus and RA. It took 10 years for my ANA to turn positive after I had full blown symptoms of lupus for that long. ... (1 replies)
... Glad to see your update and that your new rheum is very interested in getting to the bottom of this. I had symptoms from my early teen years but was hard to diagnose, too. Speaking of which... ... (4 replies)
... Hi everyone, new here! I've been reading these boards for a few months but I've been feeling kind of alone since meeting with my rheum and I thought it might be helpful to talk with other people who understand what I'm going through. Even though I have a wonderful support system with my family and boyfriend, I'm sure it's hard for them to fully grasp how I feel. A little... (9 replies)
... Hi. There's a "sticky post" (permanent info post) on skin problems in lupus. (Stickies are right above the user threads.) Do any sound like your splotches? What are yours like? What color? Are they round? Solid or targetlike? Raised or flat? Do they sting, itch, burn? Scale (flake)? Do they fade, then brand-new ones appear? If any have faded, did those leave scars or... (21 replies)
... early lupus are quite hard to differentiate. Since you have swollen hands, it kind of makes sense to me that a dr. ... (14 replies)
... organ issues or joint pain. I have seen two rheumatologists now, and they both agree on the wait and see approach since I don't fulfill all the ACR criteria for lupus or scleraderma. And I, fortunately, still feel fine enough to jog and hike frequently. But the docs are testing my blood frequently for any changes. ... (11 replies)
... You would probably be on a very low dose Prednisone. I took really high doses of Prednisone for 13 years for severe asthma, now my asthma is doing better and I only take 5 mg of Prednisone for my lupus and scleraderma as opposed to 60mg - 80 mg for my asthma. I know it sound scarey to have to start Prednisone being a steriod and all that you hear about it. I felt the same... (11 replies)
... nil. I was disappointed when I asked her about people going into remission. She made it sound like a miracle if that would happen. I have two friends who have lupus who went into remission though. But I don't know the specific type they have. That's great that you have a teaching hospital to go to in Boston. ... (11 replies)
... Vee, you have no idea how helpful you've been. Thanks for the great info. about facial rashes. As far as my lung situation, I had hilar adenopathy that finally resolved on its own. None of my docs know for sure what was/is in my lungs because we decided against invasive thoracoscopy surgery. And because my lung function tests came out above average, we took a wait and... (11 replies)
... AJ, hi. I've read that testing facial rashes is less straightforward, as your rheumie stated. First off, it's your face, which is probably harder to biopsy. Then there's the cosmetic consideration (scarring) to consider. And if the dr. chooses to biopsy some OTHER area (i.e., a lupus band test, done on nonlesional skin), I think results there are positive in a much lower... (11 replies)
... Any insight would be great. I'm an unusual case, I guess. And I feel guilty that I am a probable lupus patient who feels great and has never had joint pain or other lupus symptoms like lack of energy. ... (11 replies)


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