... still only joint swelling and pain, and anemia. He told me to start taking iron and come back in 3 months. Did a few more blood and urine test. ... (3 replies)
... I need some advices on what to do next. Do you guys think it can be lupus even being ANA negative? ... (14 replies)
... I have been going around and around with this nonsense and I'm at my wits end. In December I had a positive ANA test and positive anti-dsDNA test. In March, a negative ANA, no other test conducted. Fast forward to this week, negative ANA test but positive anti dsdna test. I have a history of fatigue, arthritis in my knees, back and neck, (I am 40), history of joint swelling, I... (2 replies)
... Wildflower, I'm really sorry to read about what you're experiencing---not easy. Have you studied the possible side effects for these meds? From what I just read, it looks to me as though all three---Methotrexate, Benlysta, and Tramadol---"can" cause reddening, swelling, warmth, pain, tingling and numbness, ETC. And whether your lupus might also be contributing (e.g., fluid... (1 replies)
... o lab work in 4 months. He did prescription Relaphen and Plaquenil. Both have helped. After one month of these, the pain was better and after three months the swelling was better. ... (10 replies)
... welcome! Lupus actually has a very wide age continuum, and even things deemed "rare" can happen. ... (10 replies)
... I'm starting to suspect lupus because of SOME of my symptoms. ... (3 replies)
... Hi I had blood work done and wondering if its related to Lupus? positive CRP, High WBC, Low Lymphs, high neuts and ab neuts, positive ANA along with symptoms of bee sting pain in joints, swelling, sores in nose, mouth, and fatigue. Is it possible to have a little bit of Lupus? I get tired but I am not wicked sick... (2 replies)
... over in bed. The pain is horrendous! It has gotten a little better in the last couple days, but I am struggling. Sick of being so tired. And last week I had swelling on the lingual frenulum under my tongue, which I didn't know what it was until I looked it up... ... (9 replies)
... You are welcome! Let us know how it goes & whether you get answers for your joint pain/swelling. I agree with you: I think doctors are better at prescribing meds than analyzing the net effect. So I still think your pharmacist might be able to threw in a few cents and for free---worth a try, right? When you think on it, reviewing that many meds is a job for a computer! (25 replies)
... swelling. Are your joints hot to the touch, or could the swelling be due to, say, edema? ... (25 replies)
... I would say that the results are most consistent with lupus since dsDNA antibodies were strong positive. ... (11 replies)
... HI just wondering if anyone could help decipher my blood results, i was diagnosed with palindromic rheumatoid along with a un-diagnosed connective tissue disease around two years ago after testing for lupus with a negative result do not know what was tested i was just told by rheumi it was negative, still have a lot of problems with rashes joint pain and swelling and such so... (11 replies)
... of patients with SLE have intermittent arthritis. The most common presentation is a symmetrical polyarthritis, affecting hands, wrists and knees. The degree of swelling is less prominent than seen in rheumatoid arthritis. Tenosynovitis is a relatively common musculoskeletal manifestation. ... (1 replies)
... There are a couple of ways this might be related. First, lupus patients are more prone to infections in general, including strept. It usually starts in the throat and can spread from there. ... (1 replies)
... you're not breaking any rules that I know of. We're here to help!
Blood tests are only taken in context of symptoms. She *could* be psychologically working herself up... However, she also could begin to exhibit symptoms. Why???
the anti dsdna is a complicated test, the rheum who said dont use quest use labcorp(or vice versa) doesnt mean one is bad and one is good - if... (15 replies)
... Your GP has it backwards... titers of 1:40 and below are negative, and then as it goes up 1:80, 1:160, doubling each time. Each doubling represents a dilution of the blood, the actual end titer is the last visible stage of the ANA by the lab tech.
A low titer is not very significant because something like %40 of the healthy population has ANA of 1:40... However, above... (73 replies)
... wing blood test results are not positive for Lupus. That is contradictory to everything I have read. This all started with 2 skin biopsies on my face that showed lupus erythematosus as a differential diagnosis along with lichenoid perifolliculitis as the primary diagnosis in both of the 2 biopsies. ... (2 replies)
... About six months ago, the knuckles on my hands started swelling enough to where it was difficult to do basic things, so I went to see my GP, who knew my history of joint pain and she did some blood work. ... (9 replies)
... my doctors are now at the point where they wont order any further testing and they have completely ruled out lupus as a diagnosis. ... (12 replies)