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Board: Autoimmune Disorders 08-09-2012, 06:31 AM
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Posted By astralweeks
Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?

Thanks for all of your replies. I figured I'd update as I saw the rheumatologist for my follow-up yesterday.

As I suspected, not a ton was revealed but there was something interesting. I did tell...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-22-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By astralweeks
Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?

I saw a Rheumy today. Basically he said he isn't comfortable diagnosing just yet beyond connective tissue disease, but he ordered a TON of blood work to start narrowing it down. I developed another...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-15-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By astralweeks
Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?

That's a good idea. I am also making my mother come along because I tend to be reserved at the doctor's (and I work in healthcare and have doctor friends, you'd think I would be comfortable around...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-15-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By astralweeks
Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?

I know it's not a terribly high number but it still is positive, and given the fact that I have many symptoms plus the high sed rate and CRP, I think it's safe to say *something* is not right :( My...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-14-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By astralweeks
Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?

Bump - C3 and C4 came back in normal range, although the C4 is borderline (it's 16 which is the very lowest it can be and be considered "normal"). Awaiting Anti Sm/RNP and DNA Ab (DS) results, as...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By astralweeks
Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?

I should also mention I am a 29 year old woman, overweight (which is what I attributed so many of my symptoms to for so long), headaches, blood pressure creeping up and a history of UTI's and kidney...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 05-13-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By astralweeks
Unhappy Autoimmune disease, but which one?

Hello all, I am new here. I just wanted to post about what's going on with me. I have a PCP appointment Tuesday and I am calling first thing tomorrow morning for an appointment with a rheumatologist....
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