I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but my symptoms have gotten worse and everything I have read about Fibro, your symptoms do not increase they just come and go. I have done a lot of research and my symptoms to ME seem to fit Lupus more but my Dr's don't seem to listen to me just because of a blood test. How do I get them to listen? Everything I read states that a lot of lupus patients do not test positive on the ANA blood tests. Here is a list of my symptoms to date, not all at once, not all I think are part of this:
Pain in joints
numbness in legs and feet
Seizures (or episodes)
What seems like kidney swelling to me (pain below right shoulder blade had gallbladder removed)
pain under ribs in front on right
pinpoint size red dots on arms and legs
scaly red spots on arms and legs
(i had some lymph nodes removed and a salivary gland removed because they were damaged and that could not be explained) glands have been painfully swollen for over 2 years now
sensitive to sun (get red rash immediately)
being treated for depression
swelling in hands and feet and ankles
weight gain (some sites say loss some say gain and loss)
iron deficiency anemia
In the past month I have felt very sick, especially the pain below my right shoulder blade. I have to keep a heating pad on it when I sit up or I can't sit up at all it hurts so bad. I don't have insurance at the moment, but if I need to be seen then I will take the financial hit and go...
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