Lisatru62 Thank you for your information, I was not aware of the ANA blood test, if the joint pain continues, I will have to ask my Md to get that test. I know that I have RA, but it never bother me in this was, I feel like the tin man on the Wizard of Oz, when sitting for a while, getting up and beginning to walk, makes me feel and look like I am 100 Thanks Again DianeView Thread
Hello I have recentley been having pain in my joints and swelling mostly in my hands, I explain it like being frozen, especially worse when I get up in the morning, its like everything has to loosen up a little, that is when the pain is at its worse. I havnt gone to anyone yet, I thought maybe it was aches from the flu, but I have no other symptoms. I was diagnosed with Ebstein-Barr 14 years ago, I dont believe I have had fibro, but now i am not sure if this could be fibro or lupus. Is their a definitave test to find out if you have lupus. I was lucky with ebsteinbarr, my md asked me if I ever had mono, yes when I was 16, told me to come to the office for an Ebstein-Barr virus panel, only took a minute or so, to have my blood drawn, than I was called with the results that the test came back positive and my levels were all quite high, This was the first time I had ever felt this was, under a lot of stress, and woke up one day so tired, I had all I could do to get myself going to work, thought again, maybe it is the flu, but after 3 days of being completely exhausted, does anyone know if Lupus can stem from Ebstein-Barr Virus. Thank you DianenDianaView Thread
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