... Hi to everyone. I haven't posted on the Lupus link before so I'll reintroduce myself. My name is hummerbird and I'm a 60 year old female. ... (1 replies)
... My GP referred me to a Rheumy as she thought I may have lupus/ sjogrens
Having had a load of bloods done the Rheumy has discharged me saying although I have symptoms I do not have positive blood tests so I cannot have an autoimmune illness and she cannot help me.
I requested a copy of the blood results and they showed
Low white count
And an eqviocal DS DNA... (6 replies)
... I also get really bad nasal sores and crusting, and I get severe rhinitis during flares, which I thought was lupus related, and I've always had lots of nasal allergies. ... (7 replies)
... in the absence of protein and cell cast in multiple tests, she said it has nothing to do with lupus and asked us to follow up with a urologist. ... (42 replies)
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... I even have one on the white of my one eye, LOL. As far as your lymph nodes, they may be swelling and doing their job in response to whatever is going round so that you are not getting sick. ... (3 replies)
... Is sun sensitivity other than a rash indicative of Lupus at all? ... (2 replies)
... doctor who has requested the tests. He said he thought it was unlikely I would have lupus or similar as it's rare. ... (8 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. ... (5 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)
... I have lupus with possible ra. It's been a tough year. I lost my job and all my great doctors. I had to start the "doctor search" all over. It's been awful!!! ... (0 replies)
... reactive protien, high sed rate. He diagnosed Lupus SLE and I was treated with 10mg prednisone and plaquenil. I didn't feel any better after months and was still in what I would say bad shape. ... (4 replies)
... have many of your sympotoms except the occasional pleurisy. I have joint pain and swelling. Headaches, fatigue, thyroid problems, some rashes but not the typical Lupus rash, and very high fevers that came on like clock work every two weeks. ... (6 replies)
... He said we were on a watch and wait. I am now experiencing low grade temps for almost two weeks and more joint pain and swelling and headaches ranging in severity daily. I am going back to see him Wednesday. ... (2 replies)
... Later, people can get other symptoms like swelling, fluid in the lungs or abdomen, anemia, low calcium, etc. but that is usually after years of kidney problems. Lupus patients do get kidney pain sometimes from infection or kidney stones, so I would certainly get in to see your Dr. right away to check for that. ... (1 replies)
... This type of inflammation is common in lupus, particularly the periungual redness and swelling (below and around the base of nail). It would be good to see a rheumatologist and take these pictures with you. The heat is from the inflammation, and being seen during one of these episodes would be the best time to get evaluated. (2 replies)
... D I believe lupus and the other AI's tend to cause SYMMETRICAL pain, swelling, etc. ... (2 replies)