... I did have a bad cold at the end of March with a yucky sore throat. When the sore throat went away it seems like that's when all the hives and pain started. ... (10 replies)
... Then when that went away is when I got the hives and muscles pains starting! Just exactly how Trichinosis symtpoms are described! Ugh! Worms? ... (10 replies)
... I would make it a habit to get all lab test results yourself, either emailed to you or on paper, to start keeping a medical record on yourself. Hives are often found in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, so getting thyroid antibodies checked and hormone levels done would be helpful. ... (10 replies)
... I'm guessing lupus after all my Googling and internet researching. So until the results come back....I will endure this agony we call "trying to move around. ... (10 replies)
... according to the dermatologist within the medical communtiy there is an ongoing debate that jessners may actually be part of the Lupus spectrum. ... (2 replies)
... Some people get multiple kinds of lupus rashes. ... (9 replies)
... t care visits the only thing that helped was prednisone or other high dose steroids they tested for every allergy changed everything looking for the cause of the hives it wasn't until I demanded to be tested and insisted that it was autoimmune that they tested for lupus and sure enough that is what it is. ... (5 replies)
... First, you can have lupus with the ANA being the one blood test to confirm it. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for your help. I will definitely write down everything. I struggle to remember stuff, so without it I would just go blank on the day! It's been so very exhausting recently. Especially with a new baby too. But since I discovered that the sun was triggering things, I have been better.
My rash on my face comes on fast and gets hot, burning hot almost?
I had a rash... (6 replies)
... and get in to see a rheumatologist and neurologist directly if you don't need a referral from a PCP. If you do, I would look for a PCP who knows something about lupus and get there and ask for a referral. ... (5 replies)
... I went to the ER for a horrible skin rash and swelling on my face, hands, arms and chest over a year ago and they called in a dermatologist to look at me. He told me I had a butterfly rash on my face. He told me I need to follow up with my PCP and get tested for lupus. My doctor told me he was crazy and I don't have lupus. I have very similar symptoms as you do. I had to... (5 replies)
... If not, that's a HUGE, AWFUL, DANGEROUS problem to remain undiagnosed! Yes, CNS involvement in lupus is possible, and it's considered a serious manifestation. ... (5 replies)
... I tested positive for lupus on the ANA and the bloodtest but my doctor said I didn't have the symptoms.... ... (5 replies)
... Yes, it sounds like lupus to me, but I'm not a rheumatologist. ... (6 replies)
... my fingers and wrists. Joint pain is now throughout the body, worse on some days more than others. Throughout these 8 months I have noticed certain rashes and hives on my legs, neck, and trunk areas that come and go quickly. I had a strange incident with my eye swelling and tearing, a few months back and lasted a day. ... (3 replies)
... All of those can cause petechiae, and hives and rashes if you are allergic to them. An allergic reaction would raise the eosinophils too. ... (1 replies)
... The next day I went to see my GP and showed him my hives and petechial bruising and I'm getting another blood test done this week to test for allergens. ... (1 replies)
... Hi. I had rashes (upper arms & back) that were misdiagnosed as Erythema Annulare Centrifugum, among other things (Lyme, etc.) Here's some of what I eventually learned the hard way.
First off, there are more lupus-specific rashes than the 2 listed in the ACR diagnostic criteria. Only malar and discoid make the criteria list.
What my rash really was: Subacute Cutaneous... (4 replies)
... u", aches and pains, headaches, rashes, sun poisoning, arthritis, carpal tunnel, hives, suspected vasculitis and Raynaud's. I would definitely ask for a test for lupus as well as rheumatoid arthritis. ... (4 replies)
... Can you have Lupus and still lead a fairly normal life? ... (4 replies)