I'm currently waiting on my ANA blood test results, they were done on Sept 23rd and they still aren't back. I ring the GP almost everyday, nothing. They keep promising to ring me up and say what's is happening, but they keep delaying & delaying. I was told they'd call today, needless to say I rang them up & no one there could help me. I got off the phone in tears of frustration!
How long does an ANA test take? I've waited almost a month now and no one knows anything
Also, my doctor suspects Lupus because of my flare ups & symptoms. I went to see her last week as my lymph nodes in my arm and neck were incredibly swollen (they often swell until they are red and protruding out of my arm! This is incredibly painful and limits my arm movement drastically.)
My GP just sat there and just said my case is "weird" and she doesn't know whats wrong, she didn't even check my lymph nodes. I went because I could tell I was going into a flare up, well a few days later my tonsils randomly swelled up within hours, the glands in my neck are so swollen they are sticking out my neck & my entire neck is swollen and too stiff to move. I also have a migraine. I have no other cold like symptoms and no fever (actually my temp keeps coming up as 35.4-36!)
Does anyone ever get this? I feel like 50% of my life has been dominated by incredibly swollen glands, lymph nodes & tonsils. I was always sick with this as a kid, but never had a fever & never had strep throat, just random & extremely painful episodes of swelling.
Any advice on pain killers/symptoms/ANA waiting times greatly appreciated! I can't get out of bed today & have so much to do
Thanks everyone, sorry for going on, today I am just feeling sorry for myself! xx