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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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cold spots on skin
I've been having some trouble lately. My body parts are varying drastically in...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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medical talk
Ok, been going to the rheumy for a while now. but I've seen different posts on here about...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Chest pain
I have a pricking sensation, not full blown pain. Could that be the same?
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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pains in chest, doc?
Recently, I've been experiencing a pain in my chest. It's on both sided and it's not a...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: So many Lupus symptoms but negative ANA?
This has stumped me for a long time as well. I've had several doctors to strongly feel...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: FIRST RHEUMY VISIST COMING
Don't give up. Being overweight is a problem that a lot of us suffer from. That doesn't...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: fatigue and achyness
welln i would say that i also have stressn insomnian and severe anemia. i am sure that...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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SLE & swelling???
Will lupus cause you to swell really bad. My legs swell daily and have been pitting for...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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fatigue and achyness
Does the fatigue last even when in remission? I have not really had any other symptoms 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: What's up for Halloween?
That's awesome! I won't be participating this Halloween, but my youngest boy is Batman...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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