Hi everyone i am new to the forum i have many health issues i have COPD, OSTEROARTHRITIS in hands feet and knees. In 2012 my health took another bashing i was constantly fatigued, i had insomina and had pain all over, i was hardly able to walk i have put on nearly 5 stone in weight i have never weighed over 9 stone my whole life i had my thyroid levels checked and the only one which was abnormal was my TSH which has been abnormal for a few years the level is o.21, my GP is great she referred me to RHEUMATOLGTIST twice and they kept saying oh its the arthritis thats cause all of my symptoms. After my GP referred me to pain management consultant, and i was diagnosed then with Fibromyagia cfs/me. I am unble to take many medications due to me having bad reactions to them, so i can only take co codamol 30/500mg and codine 30mg in between i also take nortriplyine at night.
Then a few months later i was also diagnosed with hip bursitis in both hips and also i have a shoulder impingment which was diagnosed by orthopedic surgeon who said it would be best to operate on shoulder but with all the other health issues he thought it would be best to wait. I had to stop work as i could no longer cope with it. What with the pain the memory problems and now almost wheelchair bound. Then out of the blue in March i started to get skin lesions on my legs and also a raised dry rash on my cheeks and over my nose doctor gave steroid cream but that didnt help, so she took some pictures of the lesions and sent them to dermotolgists they recommened having a ANA AND ENA blood test as it looked like Lupus, well the blood tests came back negative so the doc prescribed different steroid cream that the dermotoligist had recommended, i used these for another two weeks but they done nothing for the lesions and i also had about 15 more lesions appear. So the doc spoke to dermotolgist and he said to do a punch biopsy which i had a few days ago so wont get results now till 6th July . I was wondering could it still be LUPUS when my blood results are normal, im sorry for such a long first post but i wanted to put as much info in as i could