| | Possible Lupus???
Hi. I am new to this board. Have some questions. To make a long story short.....Have been very unwell for over 3 years now. It all started after a very severe ear infection in both ears around April of 1999. I have never felt well since. Since then, I have been suffering with many health problems that I feel are all related. Have just been found to have severe anemia. Have had 3 ESR tests which have all been raised, losing hair, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, pains in my ankles, unexplained blisters that appear on my fingers and then go away, migraines, VERY heavy periods which last nearly 2 weeks, always cold especially hands and feet, and I could go on and on. Have only just convinced my GP to send me for a "lupus blood test" whatever that means. He said if that comes back negative we can rule out lupus. That has me worried as I feel that is what I have and now my only hope for treatment is based around this blood test! I have felt this way for over 3 years! Does this sound familiar to anyone? I live in the UK and dont know if that affects how long or if I will get diagnosed.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!