Thread: Now What????!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Now What????!!

Hi Guys, I am new here and not sure who to turn to. I have been experiencing fatigue, really aching joints (especially in hands) all over. Sometimes I feel like I am comming down with something but it goes on for a couple of days.

I went to my regular dr and he tested for RA and Lupus. My ana test came back positive so I pursued it with a rhuematologist. He ran a whole bunch of test. My ana came out positive again ( 1:35 with a speckled pattern)and I had a low c4 complement test.

He gave me a pain killer and said goodbye!! Didn't say I need to do anything else, he didn't think it was Lupus. Why do I feel so crummy and why if I have all these symptoms and test results do I not have a diagnosis of Lupus?

Should I do anything else or just live like this popping pain pills when I feel Bad?? Any help or input would be appreciated.