... 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. ... (4 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... (4 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. ... (4 replies)
... I tested positive for lupus on the ANA and the bloodtest but my doctor said I didn't have the symptoms.... ... (4 replies)
... Yes, it sounds like lupus to me, but I'm not a rheumatologist. ... (6 replies)
... Kelmark & MimmiAthena, if you read the 2nd half of the "criteria" sticky post, the part that describes so-called "alternative criteria", you'll see how much your "old history" could mean to a good rheum. So here's another suggestion: write up & take your LIFETIME medical history along. BUT keep it less than 1 page, use sentence fragments, so it's punchy & to the point. This... (4 replies)
... Some people get multiple kinds of lupus rashes. ... (9 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)
... aka Lupus erythematosus panniculitis, aka Lobular panniculitis. Rare inflammation of subcutaneous fat below skin surface causing outer skin to thicken and raise. ... (0 replies)
... Hi all, I was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria about a month ago after 8 weeks of terrible itching, weight loss, hives, angioedema, and extreme discomfort. I had skin testing and blood tests done to rule out thyroid issues and mastocytosis. I am taking a daily combination of levocetirizine, zyrtec, vistaril, and prednisone which has not relieved my symptoms. ... (0 replies)
... Hi. I met someone at a lupus group years ago who'd been diagnosed with Behcet's. ... (1 replies)
... i am a 27 year old female with a variety of symptoms. i have painful red spots on the sides of my feet, hives, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, hair loss, canker sores on my mouth and nose etc. any idea of what this may be????? (1 replies)
... in 3 months I have to do more bloodwork and see him again. My mom is personal friends with a different Dr and she showed him my lab results. He does not suspect Lupus because of the normal CRP level but definitely thinks I have some sort of inflammation going on in my body. ... (8 replies)