I was referred to neurology due to the nerve pains that make up the general 'noise' of symptoms my body makes:
-shooting electric shock like pains on left side,
-burning sensation in left arm,
-stabbing pains in fingers and toes,
-all over prickling/hot/cold sensations during flares
-drunk feeling I sometimes get with vertigo and slurred speech
The neurologist was very nice I'm relieved to say I didn't come away feeling like a hypercondriac!
He said he'd send me for an MRI to rule out Vasculitis, and if that came back negative, then do nerve conductivity tests.
I'm left feeling rather up-side-down emotionally. All the while I was ignoring the nerve pain and pretending it wasn't a 'thing' I could live in denial, now it's being addressed it's turned into a 'thing' which is scary. Vasculitis can be secondary to Lupus and it could account for many of my symptoms (especially as it also includes joint pain and fatigue, and can present asymmetrically - and most of my nerve pain and the worst joint pain comes on my left side). Does anyone else have vasculitis or know about it in relation to Lupus?