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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: butterfly rash...Dr V???????????
Thank you. I did see a dermatologist. He didn't run any tests. He just looked my face and...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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butterfly rash...Dr V???????????
Ok, my rheumy says that he first thought that my rash was the butterfly rash associated...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: can't take a deep breath!
Well, unfortunately, I just started my new job and I don't have any time that I can take...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: can't take a deep breath!
dr said it was pleurisy and said i had to go back to rheumy because ikve got some sort of...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: can't take a deep breath!
Still the same today. Does that come on that fast? I was fine when I went to bed. Hubby is...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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can't take a deep breath
I woke up this morning with a new pain. Every time I try to take a breath it feels like...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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can't take a deep breath!
So I woke up this morning and now I can't even take a deep breath. It's very painful. It...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: cold spots on skin
Dr A told me that I had Raynaud's but that has always, as you said, affected my hands and...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Itchy skin/SLE
My skin itches like crazy, but it's kind of all over. No idea if it's related or not. I...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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