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... If you have possible Lupus, then you are more predisposed to a syndrome called Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It can occur with Lupus or without, and is also known as sticky blood. ... (0 replies)
... You say your knee problem is keeping you awake at night. I am not diagnosing of course but the way you describe it, it might even be a Bakers Cyst. Only your doctor can check this for you, you must go and see him as soon as you can. ... (16 replies)
... Its a syndrome that involves dry eyes and dry mouth etc Every area that can become dry does! ... (7 replies)

... also known as Hughes Syndrome was first found in patients with Lupus in the 1980's by Dr. ... (35 replies)
... Jo, Hello & welcome! I'm so sorry to read about the very tough problems you've been having. I'm merely a patient, but it makes sense to me that you see a rheumatologist. If you don't want to say you've been reading online, you could say that a friend (or co-worker, etc.) zoned in on something you cited (rash, joint pain, miscarriages, etc.) and reeled off some autoimmunes... (9 replies)
... From the American College of Rheumatology here is a list of symptoms and diagnostic criteria: SYMPTOMS OF SLE Arthralgia Arthritis Fever (>100*F) Skin Rashes Anemia Kidney Damage Pleurisy (2 replies)
... Hi and welcome. One thing that stands out to me is a positive anti-La coupled with negative anti-Ro. (I was the opposite, Ro-positive and La-negative.) The literature I've read says yours is an extremely rare finding for these 2 tests, but I'm not sure what that signifies, if anything (sorry). While some symptoms sound particularly lupus-like (onset of pain at puberty,... (9 replies)
... be APS, antiphospholipid syndrome. APS is a blood clotting syndrome seen in a fair number of lupus patients, or occasionally "standalone", I think. There's a sticky on APS, too, where you can read about symptoms, etc. ... (3 replies)
... unfortunately! The other two "sticky posts" discuss various tests, symptoms, and criteria used in diagnosing lupus. Once you read the ACR criteria, you'll see that some are skin problems, some are systemic problems, and the remainder are lab criteria. ... (3 replies)
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Nov 17, 2007
... They're permanent informational posts. One lists the criteria for diagnosing systemic lupus. You must meet at least 4 to support a Dx of SLE, but not necessarily all at once. ... (1 replies)
... hi and thanks for your advise. This may sound daft but with lupus can your symptoms come and go. i ask this because my kidneys may be really painful for a few days then they wont hurt for maybe a week and then the pain comes back with forse its the same for the othe symptoms too the only one that aint going is my complete tierdness oh and the breathing. Also im in the uk... (8 replies)
... It does sound like you may have Lupus and perhaps a blood clotting disorder called Antiphospholipid Syndrome. ... (8 replies)
... And I have to add that the team of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital in London England (Including Dr. Graham Hughes, leading Rheumatologist) compiled a list of Criteria to correspond with the one I just posted. It is: ST THOMAS HOSPITAL CRITERIA FOR DIAGNOSING SLE 1. Teenage "growing pains" Growing pains in the UK, is a label widely used for joint pains in teenagers... (1 replies)
... Hi & welcome. I'll keep this quick, because I just want to point you to a few things you can read. I hope you'll post more soon. There are three "sticky posts" (permanent info posts) at the top of the thread list. One has the Am. College of Rheumatology criteria for diagnosing & classifying systemic lupus (SLE). You generally must meet at least 4* of the 11, but not... (8 replies)
... Mojosfire, hi & welcome! Obviously I'm ONLY a patient, but several of your points rang bells with me... Have you read the three "sticky posts" (informational posts) at the top of the thread list? One lists the ACR criteria for diagnosing & clasifying systemic lupus (SLE). Generally you must meet 4 (or more) of the 11, not necessarily all at once; so visualize checking... (6 replies)
... I second the motion to have your daughter tested for antiphospholipid syndrome. I was disappointed to read that this test was not done the first time around, especially with several of the symptoms your daughter has mentioned. ... (11 replies)
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Apr 21, 2008
... Jessica, Hi & welcome. I'm sorry you're having such a time of it. If I were in your shoes, I'd be wondering about the following. First, ANA can fluctuate. But according to Dr. Wallace in his lupus hardcover (available in most libraries), it isn't a strong indicator of the disease process. And because it's a titer test, different labs could get different results from a... (3 replies)
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Mar 2, 2008
... Annie, welcome! I'm only a patient, and obviously only your doctor(s) can provide valid info. But I hope some of what follows can help pad out the questions you're already developing. I had widespread tingling, which *may* have been B12/Folate anemia related. Also, my tingling was the worst in my rash areas (upper arms/torso, later determined to be subacute cutaneous... (8 replies)
... criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome, which you already have a Dx for. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, Minerva. I'm sorry you've been going thru this without getting clarity. About RF: My understanding is that it can be positive in lupus, as well as in RA. Have you seen Dr. Daniel Wallace's book on lupus? It's a great source & does speak to this point. About diagnosing RA: I think its diagnostic standards are complex and layered. For example, you must meet some... (5 replies)


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