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... For the record, OLD articles and OLD doctors may frighten people off Plaquenil by bringing up an OLD concern about damage to the retina. Per my favorite hardcover, this concern is way overstated. ... (3 replies)
... h I didn't seek medical attention because I was traveling, so it's feasible that I could have had some kind of stomach virus. But I've also read speculation that lupus and other AI disorders can be triggered by infections and viruses, so who knows. ... (10 replies)
... platelets are normal on the test 1. ... (21 replies)

... between "subacute" and "acute". ... (5 replies)
Possible SLE case?
Aug 22, 2015
... In reviewing the beginning of this thread, a few things come to mind. Your chest pain sounds pleuritic, which is pain in chest upon taking a deep breath. ... (5 replies)
... Other symptoms include easy bruising, heavy periods, and bleeding gums. ... (21 replies)
... negative, equivocal, weak positive, positive, and strong positive. ... (5 replies)
... Welcome to the boards! I think lupus is a possibility to consider and should be kept on the radar. Joint pain, fatigue and particularly photosensitivity can be symptoms. It would be interesting to see how high your ANA titer was, if you can get that. ... (10 replies)
Lupus
Jul 28, 2015
... Welcome to the boards. You might find the sticky posts at the top of the lupus board helpful. It generally requires 4 or more of the criteria for classification to be diagnosed with lupus. It sounds like you would feel more comfortable having more evidence to be certain. ... (1 replies)
... I am not sure but I would say I am probably photosensitive. The pictures I find online of Lupus and photosensitive rashes always look a lot more severe than anything I've had so I don't know what to think about them. ... (6 replies)
... I am not sure but I would say I am probably photosensitive. The pictures I find online of Lupus and photosensitive rashes always look a lot more severe than anything I've had. I tried to link a couple pictures of my arm and chest. ... (6 replies)
Help!
Jul 17, 2015
... So I saw my rheumy last week. He still believes this is fibro. He even had a muscle tightness test he uses as a tool to diagnose fibro and mine number was very high, consistent with fibro. He knows I highly suspect lupus though...and who knows, maybe I have both. ... (20 replies)
... Welcome to the boards! Glad you decided to participate. Several of your symptoms fit with lupus or a similar AI disorder. It will be important to try to narrow it down to see which one it is. ... (8 replies)
... Hello! I've been reading through the message boards off and on for a few months, and decided to join today. I'd love opinions re my situation... ... (8 replies)
... my doctors ever ran the test. ... (3 replies)
... It is interesting to hear that we had very similar findings in the beginning. I would be very interested to hear a little about how your lupus developed. Did you get other antibodies later in life? ... (3 replies)
Help!
Jun 30, 2015
... Wanted to give an update...I got the blood work results back from my last rheum appointment. Detailed autoimmune panel, plus CBC, tons of pages, pretty much everything under the sun. ... (20 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)
... I have lupus. I've had low Vitamin D, which probably started before my dx, then fell precipitously after I began avoiding sun. I take a daily supplement and am back in normal range. ... (1 replies)
Bummed
Jul 21, 2015
... Hi, again. I'm glad you're seeing your rheum sooner, not later, and I hope you lay out exactly what you described here. Like you, I question ascribing everything to fibromyalgia! Maybe you need an MRI of your upper spine? ... (7 replies)




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