Hello. I am Scott and have posted on the site before. I was diagnosed with Hughes and fibromyalgia. I live in the US and the knowlegde about the disease isn't like it is overseas.
I am on warafin, plaquenil, alprazolan and recently ambien. The dr lowered my plaquenil and my lymph nodes started to swell then got what I think is a kidney infection and had blood in my urine. It seems if I get any infections my body go crazy. My questions
1) does a bacteria that infection cause the Hughes to act up and cause the blood to thicken
2) I see a onacoligist/hemotologist the following week so any advise would be appreciated. My rheumatologist have mention something about heparin. I think when I get sick my blood thickens, could this be true or is it the infection and fever. I don't have a self tester so I don't know.
3) Also they say I have IBS but I don't get an upset stomach but it like my stomach is having spasms causing swelling in my stomach and gas.
Any opinion would be appreciated. I have gained so much knowlegde from here already.