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Old 01-17-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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Angry scared~

i have always had (fairly severe) memory problems,
i get sick alot, a very lot, but to my knoledge have no immune difficencey
and im chroncially fatuiged,
but that could be becuase i dont have a decent sleeping pattern due to OCD & anxiety

i get lightheaded and dizzy sometimes, lasting from a few minutes to a full day
i have normalish-lowish blood pressure, which may cuase that, so could a lack of sleep, proper nutritian, and being OCD & anxious

i get headaches all the time,
and sometimes migranes,
but that could be becuase i wear glasses and use my computer so much, not to mention stress from being OCD & anxious

i get cold alot, my hands and feet are often icey,
my skin is often irritated,
im not sure if i get rashes though..
but the cold thing could be becuase im so skinny (im skinny becuase my whole familly is) and imnotsure if haveing dry skin is that abnormal.. or even a symptom

i get mouth olscars all the time, big ones that last for a long time,
but i was told they was cuased by a virus i had.. my dad and grandma use dto get olscars all teh time when they were younger, and i dont have much vitimin C in my system becuase i always forget to take vitimins and citric accids upset my stomach.. which could be why i get sick so often

i get alot of pains, all over, espeically i my chest and joints
but im also growing which gives you pains.. alot latley, my bra size went from nearly A to AA, and my chest and hips got wider, ive gotten 2 or 3 inches taller too..

my whirst arm and hand speifcially hurt
but im an artist and its very likley i have carple tunnel

my back specifically hurts
but i have Terrable posture, i slouch so much i blame the act that im a teenager, it doesnt hurt anymore when i sit up strait.

My knees specifically hurt at times, even when im not growing.
one clicks when i bend it, it has a torn ligament or a ripped tendon, i forget which, but i dont know why the other would hurt.

i practically the oposite of photosensative, but i keep seeing that as a symptom on lists.. good sign?
the suns only burned me once in my life, and it wasnt even that bad, i forgot to wear sunscrean during a whole day or more at a florida beach,
who wouldnt that burn?

im a basic american mutt, meaning i dont even know what all im made up of aside from english and cherokee.. but im 16 and female. i was alot healthier when i played soccer, so all of it could have to do with a lack of excersize too

i deifnitly have symptoms of both SLE and ASA but i can esailly explain them, is it likley i have lupus or ASA? how do i get tested? does my regular docter test me? is it fatal? can it be treated or cured?

id Really like some asnwers.. if anyone could help it would be greatly appriciated!

i jsut read in another thread that muscle twitching is a symptom,
well. something happens to me randomly, 0-3 times a day, its like.. the little pulseing spasm fort of thing on a tiny inch or smaller sized area, and it goes on for 3-40 seconds, is that muscle twitching? i assumed it was something normal, its happened for as far as i can remember..
Please excuse any gramatical/spelling errors, I have a verbal disability.

Last edited by iyami; 01-17-2006 at 09:34 AM.

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Old 01-17-2006, 05:48 PM   #2
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Re: scared~

Dear iyami,

Welcome! I think you should see your regular doctor, to start with, for a consult and an exam. Write your symptoms down to take with you, so you don't leave anything out. Hopefully, the dr. will perform a wide-ranging basic exam, take a thorough lifetime medical history, and call for bloodwork and a urine sample. But these things would be pretty much standard for an annual complete physical anyway. Point is, it's a sensible place to start.

What is "ASA"? I'm sorry, but I don't recognize that.

As to whether or not this might be lupus... Well, I'd think (but I'm no doctor!) that there are other things also that a dr. would look at and test for. Lyme disease comes to mind, for one. Anemia. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Etc.---there are probably LOTS more, actually, that a trained dr. would think of. Hopefully your dr. won't rule anything in, or out either, until your initial tests come back. Then the narrowing down can begin.

As for your biggest worries: lupus is not curable; but most people today are well managed by modern medicines. Your dr. should send you onward to a specialist (like a rheumatologist) if one appears to be needed.

I hope this answers a few of your basic questions. And I hope you post again with more questions, updates, etc. Until later, take good care! Sincerely, Vee (P.S. Are you being treated for anything right now? Do you take any medications?)

Old 03-28-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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Re: scared~

my parents just told me thati have Juvenial Fibro

im really relieved.. it has so many of teh same symptoms ithad me terrafied for a while..
Please excuse any gramatical/spelling errors, I have a verbal disability.

Last edited by iyami; 03-28-2006 at 08:39 PM.

Old 04-26-2006, 02:09 PM   #4
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Re: scared~

I have a question what is that what your parents told you,you have?im so curious!

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