... roughout 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)
... Hi. I'm so sorry all this is happening. I'd have questions too, if I were you.
Is your lead doctor a rheumatologist? I'm wondering because my doctors (teaching hospital in huge East Coast city) have a totally different take on Plaquenil & eye damage. They said---and I've also read this in one of the most popular lupus books, one available in most local libraries---that the... (4 replies)
... m in the process of seeing a specialist for lupus and vonwilliebrands.. Just a very quick highlight of how I got to be here.. ... (3 replies)
... Hi all. I have a question for all you with fibro or lupus/MCTD. Can you have joint swelling, especially wrists, without pain? I've been tested for autoimmune and came back with positive numbers. The doc say it is mild. I know when I'm having a flare but today I noticed how fat my wrists and elbows look. And no pain! The test for inflammation came back high also (forgot... (1 replies)
... Thank you so much for all the information! I have had a full hysterectomy so I know the abdominal swelling is not PCOS. The liver lesions were found during an abdominal ultrasound and CT scan. ... (4 replies)
... Even though there's lupus in your family doesn't guarantee you're headed there. ... (4 replies)
... I am right now dealing with chest pain and major abdominal swelling. My elbows and knees hurt. I have a slight rash on my cheeks and nose. My great grandma had lupus and my cousin has it also. So it does run in my family. I have had testing done...CT scans and ultrasounds of my abdomen. ... (4 replies)
... Hi all,
I've been on a many year journey to get some form of diagnosis. Symptoms are multi joint pain (no swelling), calf pain, muscle fasciculations, and unbelieveable amounts of fatigue (can sleep 16+ hours/day) and brain fog.
Went to plenty of local doctors and even to the Cleveland Clinic a few times. At first locally they diagnosed me with narcolepsy, later... (7 replies)
... They're under the yellow "Post a Question" button. BTW, wild swelling reactions to insect bites is one of the "alternative criteria", so make sure you read those. ... (5 replies)
... Thankyou for your response. It's good to get feedback and information so I can see if my symptons are associated with lupus. As I cannot get an clear diagnosis from the dr's I feel like I'm left in the dark. Just curious if you don't mind answering have you been diagnosed with lupus? If so how did they diagnose it?
In aswering your questions, here are my answers.
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... But a few years later i am having regular stiffness in hands lower back knee blured vision they call it blepharitis swelling in my hands and ankles oh and pain in my arm from the elbow down. ... (3 replies)
... is seen in both lupus and Sjogren's syndrome. I tested positive for it but was diagnosed only with lupus. However, it is possible to have both. ... (2 replies)
... I am 27 and having joint pain and swelling. Had RA test done, ANA came back positive. Had more blood work done and only the double stranded DNA came back positive. They r weak positives. I have been in to see my Dr but he thinks they are false positive. I have pain all the time, a rash on my legs, lost weight, and fatigue. I feel as though something is wrong but I get the run... (0 replies)
... For over a month now I have had joint pain and swelling in all my joints, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, knees, ankles and toes. ... (11 replies)
... gers, and knees are swelling. I forget things that are important. A week ago now I am cramping in every joint and muscle. My doctor said that he thinks I have lupus but one of the test indicated that I did not so he is referring me to a speciallist. That was last week. I know know how much longer I can go with no relief. ... (1 replies)
... d a lot of problems with my nasal passages. My rheumatologist prescribed an ointment called triamcinolone acetonide that I put up my nose with a cotton swab. The swelling went away. I do have to use it 2 or 3 times a week . If I stop using it ,after awhile it comes back. ... (4 replies)
... Do you have any swelling in your joints? ... (8 replies)
... Rheumy 2 "no, not really at this stage, but it's definitely a connective tissue disease. Most likely Lupus or Sjogren's"........!!! Ummm I wanted to remind her of her previous comments about it definitely not being Lupus!! ... (2 replies)
... my nose. When I did an internet search for facial rashes, it appears to be a textbook "butterfly" or "malar" rash. Looking at the images labeled as examples of lupus symptoms is like looking in the mirror and all the other types of facial rashes are different. ... (3 replies)
... Hi all ~
I'm really hoping someone can help me figure out what the heck is going on, if anything, and what steps I should take next, if any. I've been experiencing very strange symptoms over the last couple years and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what it is or if I'm just nuts! I'll just list some of the things that have been going on and let me know if any of this... (3 replies)