Hi I am 45 and female, i just had my testing done yesterday now i wait for results, I went to see my doctor after having trouble with bad swelling and joint pain in my back, wrists, and knees , ankles and shoulders. It has become a strain to open doors ,work and sometimes walk, also swollen glands really bad in my neck. My doctor was very nice and sugested i be tested for lupus,lymes and RA. he has me on vioxx now as he said i was very inflammed. Just thought i;d see if anyone had these same symptoms. I'm scared to death to have live the other half of my life with any of these diseases. thanks for listening jetfenn
While I have no information for you, I think I may know how you feel. I'm going through the same thing. I just had my labs done 2 days ago and we're checking for the same things. I am really nervous, as well. I've had joint pain for about 3 months now that just hasn't stopped. None of the medication I've tried makes the pain go away, besides that, I don't think anyone really believes that anything is wrong with me! I can hardly walk sometimes and I'm only 24! I've just been going to all these websites trying to prove to myself that I don't have lupus or anything. But then I see all these other things that I've had, like rashes, mouth sores, headaches, etc. on the symptom lists. I guess we just have to pray that it's something else. It could be a long 2 weeks for these results.
I hear ya. I am having pain in fingers and knees. Also, I cannont close my jaw all the way. I got my test result Mon 9/8 and ANA was positve. I don't know the titre. Also positive for APA. Anyone know anything about anti-phospholipid antibodies??? Hope all goes well for you guys. Take care.
Hi guys, just a word of encouragement. I was diagnosed with sle lupus at age 18, I'm 24 now. Lupus is a strange disease and it can affect different people in different ways ranging from moderate to severe. A good rheumatoligist (spelling?) makes all the difference in the world and with proper care of yourself you can usualy lead a fairly normal life. My biggest advice is to read all the information you can get your hands on but don't let it scare you. Lupus foundation of America is a really good source for information. Good Luck