I am a 23 year old female.
I have lots of symptoms pointing to Lupus.
In fact the Dr. believes it's the route to all of my problems.
Now, I am aware I may just have a series of illness's that's may or may not be Lupus.
I have the butterfly rash and extreme sensitivity to the sun.
Five minutes in sunlight I'm as red as a lobster.
But I am also EXTREAMLY fair skinned.
I have horrible circulation in my fingers and toes. They are always pale and cold.
When I get cold I turn purple.
I have pain in every joint in my body. Including my back.
I have arthritis, bone spurs, degeneration...
Extreme Fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, The list goes on and on and on.
Everything I have could easily link to Lupus. Leaving my with no additional symptoms.
Now here is my problem:
My Dr. ran the blood work.
Good news right?
Not really, I am not sure why the Dr. ran the tests.
I was on steroids for a few days including the day I got the tests done.
Do to the fact that steroids are anti inflammatory and immune suppressants would it not temporarily "fix" the markers they are looking for causing a false negative?
I'm just looking for some insight and opinions. I know this site is for people diagnosed but I have a feeling you are the best people to get advise from.
Sorry if my post angers anyone.