My symptoms have been horrible horrible fatigue, swollen hands, ulcers in mouth.
I have had multiple +ANA results, though right now it is negative. I have tested positive for lupus anticoagulants, but I have also tested negative. As of now, my Rheumy has me as "undifferentiated connective tissue disorder" but she has been leaning towards lupus.
My latest test results show a positive CCP Antibody, but negative RF, which from research shows I may be developing RA.
I guess my question is, to me its weird how my test results seem to go from positive to negative to positive again... can this be normal with autoimmune disorders?
And with the positive CCP does it seem more likely that I have RA instead of lupus, or maybe both?View Thread
I have lupus and tested positive for lupus anticogulants as well... just today I noticed red spots under my skin on both of my arms... I think it may be petechiae... is this common with lupus? Should I call my doctor ASAP? Is this something my rheumatologist should help me with, or my PCP?View Thread
About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with an undifferentiated connective tissue disorder which my rheumatologist thinks is lupus... my only sypmtoms were puffy hands, fatigue, and a +ANA. I also tested positive for lupus anticoagulants but have never had a blood clot. I see my rheumatologist every 3-4 months and for the most part always feel the same. In the last month or so I have started to feel like CRAP. Very tied, naseaus, body aches (but not really joint aches). Since Im not really sure what all lupus entails... do you think that this is related to the lupus or is this a different problem all together?View Thread