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Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 12, 2010
  • 11:34 PM

I have seen this doctor for about three months now. I have been suffering with this issue for almost five years now. Never had the time to really get it checked because, my husband is always getting stationed around the world. Now that I actually have the time, I got referred to see a Rheumatologist, he asked me about Thirty questions. I answered them. He said I could have Lupus, but he is unsure because it is to early, but I have been doing research and I know that both diseases are almost familiar, the only difference is that Lupus has the butterfly rash and shape. Well I have that, and everything else along with it. My kidneys and other areas are not effected; but I have the severe fatigues. The pain on my elbows and knees. The inching all over my body, my hair falls off. I have gone with him at least three times now. Why can't I just be diagnosed? I am just frustrated! I feel like a lab rat.

The last time I went with him which was in September 08, 2010 he changed it and told me that if he had to make a diagnoses right their and then he would probably say Rheumatoid Arthritis. How long does it take for a doc to diagnose a patient?

This are my Lab work

Bilirubin 1.1 High
PLT 307 Low
Segs 33 Low
Lymph 57 High
Antinuclear Antibodies Positive AB
Ds DNA 9 High
Scl 3.2 High

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