I feel your pain I have been not right for a while and since I am 42 I figured it could be menopause but when the pain started I still thought it was a passing thing til the pain got worse and worse and I got tired and more and more tired to the point I can sleep all night then wake up take kids to school come back and lay down and sleep til they get out of school. I can get nothing done unless I push through terrible pain and fatigue to do so. I also have dizzy spells all of a sudden and severe abdominal pain. Finally told my Dr I cant deal with it I need to know what is wrong!! She ran tests and told me clearly with out a doubt I have Sjorgrens disease and Lupus SLE... I do not have the redness of the face but am increasingly sensitive to the sun which is a problem since I live in AZ. The rhuemetologists however says my joints are over worked and wore out and I am dehydrated. Haha funny guy did not even take a blood test and decided I need water and rest. Well guess what I have 3 kids to take care of and that is not an option for me as well as feeling like I do is not an option. I am however getting a second opinion as my primary referred me to a new specialist in a neighboring town.. Crossing my fingers and praying to my God that I will in fact get answers. I do not want Lupus but, if I have it I want to make sure I do what I can to minimize the symtoms.. My thoughts and prayers to you and wish nothing but blessing in your ventures to find out what is going on with you!! I think you need a second opinion. I also was told by a friend who has Lupus that if you are not having a flare up when you go to the Dr. the tests will show negative, as the disease is inactive and quickly goes for active to inactive and back active again. Dr should know that!!!
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