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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: Monday Check in 10/24/2011 Please participate!
I am into my third week post op from my hysterectomy. I now have a rash on my arm as well...More
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Reply: lupus and hysterectomy
Well, I had the hysterectomy. They were able to save my ovaries although they don't seem...More
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Reply: Lupus and sweating everyday
I have been freezing for the last year. From my knees down and my hands will be ice cold...More
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Reply: question for dr and anyone else (caution, it's per...
Thank you for the response. I have always wanted them but just seems like I really want...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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question for dr and anyone else (caution, it's per...
Ok, I have to have a hysterectomy on Oct 12th. As consolation for losing my uterus I told...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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why can I not sleep all night anymore?
Seems like I used to be able to just sleep the night away with no worries. Now, I wake up...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: Let's get to know one another!
cool idea!
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: lupus and hysterectomy
I'm going to that website next. Thank you for sharing that!
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: lupus and hysterectomy
I was so worried that the lupus would affect recovery that it never occurred to me that...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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Reply: lupus and hysterectomy
Thanks! I have severe scarring on my ovaries so it's uncertain, but they have to do...More
To do what is right is not always easy, to do what is easy is not always right.
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