Hello, I stumbled onto this message while trying to find some answers for myself. Can you tell me what, if anything has been 'discoverd' about your medical condition. any DX?
Also, if you don't mind my asking, do you have any emotional problems ? Do you find yourself depressed, angry ect more than a situation calls for?
I only ask because our symptoms seem to mirror each others.!
I look forwards to your response. thanks
Originally Posted by riko711
Hi i'm also new to autoimmune diseases but since May i've been reading more about it and now i have some usefull info. my problem started with fatigue and numb hands (i'm a programmer so i use the keyboard all day long) at night for 3 months then swollen and stiff with wrists pain reaching to elbows (used anti-inflammatory pills and nalgesics but didn't work- i use splinters for both hands and they make a lot of difference-try them). i had pain and stiffness in both ankles for almost a year but didn't know the cause till now. my knees ache too. to be short i had blood tests in May and got positive ANA and high ESR and CRP but other tests came negative. i visited 4 doctors and got 4 different opinions and medications. my symptoms don't match 4 criteria of any disease so i heard of inflammatory polyarthritis, RA, fibromyalgia and at last Lupus. the last diagnosis was the most convincing and i was prescribed plaquenil having the least side effect and started taking it a week ago. same as you i have allergy and sinus infections (all year except summer) since 2002 and i use flixonase nasal spray whenever needed for 3-5 days and i'll be ok. a month ago i got the symptoms of allergy and sinusitis with otitis (for the first time) and i used flixonase + antibiotic but was not cured the ENR put me on Clarinase + 2 nasal sprays and my ear is still blocked (going back tomorrow). this made me search for the connection between lupus and sinus infections and i found that they are related. i'll ask my doctor about it and get back to you later.