i feel i was diagnosed too easy with lupus...
I am hypothyroid since 1998..
been 3 years menopaused..that threw thyroid further crazy...
then leg/knee/hip/groin pain lasting 6 months
then it left there..went to my collarbone now 3 months & calve pain when trying to go for walkies.
xrays revealed chondrocalcinosis (Pseudogout) orthopedic surgeon felt maybe rhumetoid arthritis..sent me to rhumetologist
my Gp was very dumb to not jump on things, but last sent me for autoimmune tests at my request.
my CRP is elevated out of range 7.8 (so inflamation)
my thyroid been bouncing around,at times was over medicated, but now its going slow..been balancing act.
my ANA test 1:320 homogenous and fine speckled
and my cholesterol is just slightly out of range..thyroid could do that bouncing around.
All other testing they have done is negative...I had hearing loss temporary last year then my inflamation was 11.8 CRP..so dosed me with prednisone then yuk!
i have rhumetoid arthritis on my Dads side(my Gran)..
Rhumey just said you have lupus..
I asked how he came to that? He said what else would it be...
SO tried to put me on prednisone again..i cant use it,it makes me high...so im gonna take non-steroid anti inflams
oh and placquinel 200mg 2 times a day...
i feel this was too easy diagnoses....