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I had surgery resulting in a staph infection last Nov/Dec. Soon afterwards began having tingling, numbness in both hands and feet, and other infections. Surgeons started to question whether or not I had diabetes... so I started on the rounds of tests and here I am 7 months later and just a little stressed out!:)

Diabetes: negative
Lymes: negative
RA: negative
Thyroid ultrasound: negative
EMG: minor findings in legs and feet
ANA: 1:1280
dsDNA: negative
Running fever (99.5-101+) constantly for several weeks
Lost 10+ pounds in the last 6 weeks or so.
Very tired all the time, but not sleepy.

Now I am having more significant pain in fingers, base of thumb and wrists.

I am going to see a rheumatologist next month, but in the meantime I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts about what this could be. GP say a negative dsDNA means I don't have Lupus, and that the ANA could be a false positive? Is this considered a high number? I feel like I'm going a little crazy as the pain comes and goes sporadically and now I feel like a hypochondriac watching for any little symptom of something.





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