So I'm new to this whole discussion thing so bear with me....Recently I was speaking with one of my doctors and mentioned I had a bunch of weird symptoms... He mentioned that I get tested for Sjogren's.One of the reasons he said that was because in May I developed a cold induced allergy. When I carry anything cold or something cold touches my skin... hives form... to the point I have an EPI PEN
Well I've been having a LOT of panic attacks lately but because I've been under stress I didn't think much of it. I did do some research and have a lot of the characteristics of Lupus but my mom said that wasn't it because I didn't have the butterfly rash..although I was told you don't have to... I tried to see a rheumatologist since my insurance doesn't require approval... but that is like an act of Congress to get in... So please tell me what you guys think.... I've since had a lof of blood tests and I'm waiting on the answers... although the PCP kinda laughed at me when I told him what I wanted to be tested for...
Here's what I have: Intermittent kidney pain, pain/cramping in my hands after writing for just a minute or two, my arms sometimes feel really weak when I carry things.. as if I will drop them... Cold utarcia (cold things touch me get hives), Diagnosed with dry eyes, headaches all the time, frequent urination, kidney stones, after any type of physical activity I have to sit down and then shake really bad... get the chills then cold sweat and it takes a while to stop... times when I have extreme thirst, heartburn, chronic sinusitis, can't fall asleep without meds, extremely tired.. but if I take naps I sleep too long and can't wake up, diagnosed b12 defeciency, had abnormal liver tests in the past, lightheaded a lot, stumbling over my words when I try to talk, lots of memory issues, small fingertip size bruises all over my body, mout ulcers, I had an ear problem called bullousa myringitis(never had an ear prob ever), and I've lost 45 pounds since last summer. I've noticed that my body feels like it shakes a lot but I thought that was anxiety.. also I get these muscle spasms in one of my arms.
So please if you have any advice I"d love to hear or suggestions on anything else it might possibly be...View Thread