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... If you have possible Lupus, then you are more predisposed to a syndrome called Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It can occur with Lupus or without, and is also known as sticky blood. ... (0 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)
... Firstly I want to say how dreadfully sorry I am for the loss of your babies. I also have APS and this has resulted in the same thing happening to me. I do have lupus and have had it for over 30 years. ... (6 replies)

Questionss???
Apr 13, 2005
... First of all, you can have Lupus in the absence of the blood work being positive. There are MANY tests that can be done to diagnose Lupus but there also is a small population of patients that have Lupus but DONT have the blood work! ... (4 replies)
Possible lupus?!?!
Oct 28, 2004
... Its unbelievable how much your story sounds like mine!! I have Lupus, and a blood clotting disorder called Antiphospholipid Syndrome or "Hughes Syndrome". MS mimiks Hughes Syndrome BIG time so a patient can have similar symptoms to MS and be misdiagnosed with it. ... (17 replies)
... It does sound suspicious and Lupus could very well be the culprit. When a person with Lupus uses hormone replacements it can cause the body to go haywire also. The fact that you have a positive ANA warrents more testing for sure. I would see if you can get into a Rheumatologist. ... (8 replies)
Questions
Jun 21, 2004
... When I read your posting about your doctor, I gritted my teeth immensly! Some doctors are such idiots that I want to bash their heads against a wall! There is not ONE single test for Lupus. ... (14 replies)
... I think you're right, that barring specific "ANA subtypes" being found, they aren't thinking lupus. Can you get the actual lab results, to check for all the subtypes run? ... (16 replies)
... There's also a sticky with the criteria used to diagnose lupus. ... (6 replies)
Is this Lupus?
Nov 20, 2013
... welcome. I don't know what this is, of course, but it's certainly something! Your setting up a rheumatology consult makes good sense to me. ... (2 replies)
... Hi. I'm sorry you haven't yet got answers that make sense. Have you asked the rheumatologist or your internist how many of the lupus diagnostic criteria you've met? ... (6 replies)
... Sjogren's syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome. ... (1 replies)
Ana 1:1280
Nov 21, 2012
... making this is. The evaluation, tests, etc. can take a few weeks to yield answers, hopefully firm answers, but sometimes only preliminary... ... (1 replies)
... Was urinalysis done to check for renal impairment? ... (5 replies)
... venom. I believe ALL of these have to do with APS rather than lupus. ... (3 replies)
... welcome. Do you know how why were Dx'ed with Von Willebrands? ... (5 replies)
... I think most rheumies want to see most lupus criteria with their own eyes, to the degree they can, and most run new blood, urine, possibly skin tests, etc. Good ones do ask for old labs, etc. to review. ... (3 replies)
... at the top of the thread list. 4 or more of the 11 listed supports a Dx of SLE. But they do NOT have to occur simultaneously, so you may want to keep a record of your symptoms, plus your own file of test results. ... (3 replies)
... Hi pelchatk. Welcome! It is a long road to being diagnosed, and can be very frustrating. Doctors are hesitant to diagnose Lupus until they absolutely have to , because of insurance issues. Many times you will be told they just don't know what is wrong, or labeled as "undifferentiated connective tissue disease". ... (4 replies)
... Just to add more to what our Vee has said. The main thing that got me annoyed is the comment about "growing pains" by the doctor. ... (7 replies)


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