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leecat41

Joined: 08/20/2011
My Story:
I was first diagnosed in 2004 due to having so many of the symptoms. But with a negative ANA test, was un-diagnosed. This has continued since then. I now believe that I've had flares from time to time but have never been tested during those times (I'm hard headed and am just now beginning to understand this thing) I was so frustrated at all the different opinions that I eventually stopped going to the rheumy all together. But since I've found this site, I've gotten more understanding of this disease and realize that my rheumy was only doing what he thought best. He's been treating me for lupus and now I know that, even though it's rare, you can have lupus with a negative ANA.

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Reply: Qs
I've never had a pos ana test but am still being treated for lupus.
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: questionable lupus ?
wow! I'm so sorry you are going through this!
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Chills and Flu Like Symptoms
I do get the "flu" a lot. I haven't noticed whether it was around stressful times or not...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: leak weakness?
I was on prednisone for a while but i am currenlty not taking anything like that. I've...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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leak weakness?
Ok, lately I've been having some issues. i don't know if it's related or not. I've fallen...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
Posted by leecat41
Reply: lupus
I have been going through the same thing since 2004. My rheumatologist is treating me for...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Heliocare Pills for Sun Sensitivity
I am also extremely sensitive. Have you tried these yet?
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Where'd everyone go???
I am lol
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Does anyone else deal with SEVERE swelling?
My rheumy also told me that you would never have bumps with the lupus rash and to call...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
Posted by leecat41
Reply: Worst week EVER!!!
I'm so sorry for your losses.
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
Posted by leecat41

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