I was diagnosed with RA in 2009. It's been queried if I may have seronegative SLE, although this was a while ago and it has not since been discussed.
I'm asking on here as my gastoenterologist said that autonomic neuropathy is more common in people with lupus of scleroderma.
It's taken a while but gastro and rheum have diagnosed autonomic neuropathy. This explains my stomach disorder (gastroparesis), abnormal heart rate, shortness of breath and a few other random symptoms that I've never even considered investigating.
I've been prescribed 4 new medications, which gastro hopes will help manage some of my symptoms. Rheum said that I clearly have inflammation but she's concerned about my repeated infections and remains cautious about overloading me with immunosuppressants. Both said that this type of neuropathy is not that common with RA but not unheard of either. I was curious if anyone else has this and how it's managed?