Hi all! I've been lurking on the forum for a few months, but hadn't posted because I didn't have a diagnosis yet. I went to the rheumy and got all of my tests back this week. I have all the symptoms of Lupus (my sister has diagnosed Lupus) and was in a horrible flare from March to the end of May, but couldn't get into the rheumy until mid-June (I live in the US). Anyway, by the time I got into see him, I looked and pretty much felt back to normal (butterfly rash was gone; I could walk without limping). He wasn't convinced it was anything more than osteoarthritis (knee pain) and tendonitis (elbow pain), but ran all the autoimmune tests and did x-rays of my hands since I told him about them hurting so badly. All of the blood tests came back negative for Lupus, RA, etc. But the hand x-rays came back positive for RA damage. So I was given the diagnosis of Inflammatory Arthritis and he started me on 200 mg of hydroxychloro twice a day. Since Inflammatory Arthritis is the just the umbrella name for all of the autoimmune diseases, does this mean that I have something but they just don't know what and that I'm seronegative? I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen? Thanks for listening!
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