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04-23-2019 05:11 PM
I called my new rheumatologist’s office to get the results of my massive (15vials) blood tests. I didn’t want to post it to my good news post.
It seems I have lupus. The fatigue is mostly attributed to that, not RA, although it could be a combination of both. Unless there is an earlier cancellation, my next appointment with the rheumatologist is not until the first week in August.
It’s quite rare to get a diagnosis of lupus this late in life, but I did think of it when this “butterfly rash” began appearing across my nose and cheeks. I was hoping it was a side effect of the Macrobid that I took for the UTI I thought I had.
Although, as with all autoimmune diseases, it is not curable, it can be managed.
04-23-2019 05:18 PM
I have been following your latest "adventure' so I kind of know some of your history. So very sorry for this latest chapter altho it must be a relief to know about it?!! I think I read that you finally found this dr who FINALLY was able to get you some answers? So you will chug on and do your best. Good luck.
04-23-2019 05:22 PM
A close friend of mine has had lupus for years and she manages it. I hope you are able to also manage and deal with your diagnosis and have many good healthy days ahead. You have been through much and hopefully things will be better now that you know. God bless.
04-23-2019 05:27 PM
04-23-2019 05:28 PM
@LilacTree , well it must be a relief to at least have identified the illness and to know that it is manageable. I do hope this will allow you to begin a course of treatment that will bring you some relief. Sending you best wishes @LilacTree . I hope you are beginning a helpful and effective relationship with your new doctor. LM
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