... A, an autoantibody that's seen in both lupus and Sjogren's. ... (7 replies)
... Hi all -
I'm new here, and I have a few questions about my recent lab work. My GP took me down the path of testing for autoimmune disorders after I had my 4th miscarriage. I'll give you a quick rundown of my history then get to my lab question.
I have a history of joint pain, Raynaud's, and severe rashes on nearly every part of my body - eyelids (so severe I could... (7 replies)
... Some people get multiple kinds of lupus rashes. ... (9 replies)
... see my pores are way way bigger in that area than the rest of my face. Never turns red though as I am a chocolate woman. Also I have been for the past few years hives on my skin for no apparent reason. ... (1 replies)
... usually only deal with the blood abnormalities of lupus, not all the other stuff. Also, a skin biopsy of rash may be helpful, even diagnostic, but must include a lupus band test to be of any use whatsoever. This test looks for immune deposits between the skin layers that fluoresce under the right light, and can be diagnostic. ... (10 replies)
... groups for urticaria that you could seek out, if you haven't already. There may even be a form of hives that's totally autoimmune in nature, meaning associated with specific autoantibodies...? ... (4 replies)
... I know that determining the root cause of hives is arduous, and that sometimes the cause can't be determined. ... (4 replies)
... then head straight to the library to borrow lupus hardcovers. ... (4 replies)
... So two years ago in January I started getting hives. Not your typical, okay I'm stressed out hives but serious hives from head to toe. My PCP tried Predisone, benadryl and some other injection and they all failed to work. ... (4 replies)
... 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. ... (11 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? ... (11 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. ... (11 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. ... (11 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)