Hello everyone. After scouring the internet for far too long I've come across this site which seems like a great resource. Here is what is going on..
I have many signs of Lupus. So many that my Naturopath md ordered a ton of lupus tests. I had to wait almost 2 weeks to get them back.
The results were negative for all the "lupus" tests but my lupus anticoagulants came back positive.
So now we are like deer in headlights. I'll be seeing a rheumy but it'll take a bit to get in and I would love some information.
Can having positive lupus anticoag affect how I feel? Fatigue, back and neck pain, butterfly-flushed cheeks, swollen painless lymph nodes? Or is it JUST something than can give you clots and that's it?
Does having positive lupus anticoag test with the above symptoms mean I have hughes? Or would I need to have a blood clot and not systemic symptoms? I know another way to diagnose is to take another test in a few weeks.
I was actually hoping a lupus diagnosis would justify how I feel and all of my systemic symptoms but alas here I am still trying to figure out what's going on- and now on top of it I've had these positive tests.
Any help or info is so appreciated! I am in the US