What else could it be?01/27/2012 01:01:32
Hello everyone. My name is Jan. I'm 35 and have been struggling with lupus symptoms for almost 10 years now. It started as a rash all over that took a couple of months to go away. Then the bad fatigue started with body aches, headaches, sores in my mouth and nose. In the past few years it has gotten worse. I have kidney infections, kidney stones, swelling in my legs all the time. Every time I give a urine sample it has
Red blood cells and trace proteins. I have the classic butterfly rash acrossy face, although it looks like a slight blush. Sometimes it "flares up" and gets really red and hot. My ANA test was negative so my Dr doesn't want to refer me to a rheumatologist. He says it's not Lupus. I'm a nurse and have studied Automune disorders. I know this is Lupus! What else could it be? It's frustrating that I can't get the Drs to listen to me! I want to get this taken care of before my kidneys fail :-(
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