Hello, I'm new to this and just wanted to share my story to see if anyone suffers with any similar symptoms?
I'm currently waiting to see the rheumatologist for my first appointment which is next week. All my childhood I've always been my mother's 'sickly' child. I would always feel achey, 'fluey' or just soo tired. When I was about 7 or 8 I was anemic and was given medication for this to help. When I was a baby I had abnormalities with my platelets and white blood cells, however these got better on there own. I used to suffer with extreme headaches at age 13 and was under he hospital but it was all a 'mystery'. At age 19 I developed my first butterfly rash but was told this was just a reaction to something used on my face. I was also extremely fatigue and having to urinate loads! Was tested for diabetes however came back clear. At age 20 I have developed a number of physical symptoms alongside the tiredness and aches. Butterfly rashes, circular sores that turn to dry skin, have been diagnosed with raynauds with my attractive blue fingers!, nail splinters, ulcers, spots on head, numb toe, still weeing loads and have now developed these strange horizontal white line across each of my fingernails?!! I have had an ANA test which came back negative however my doctor is convinced it could possibly be lupus and has referred me now to a specialist for more prodding!
At this time of my life I just feel like someone who complains of a new symptom all the time and now avoid telling people as I feel annoying! Im seeing the specialist next week, however even going to them I feel as though I'm bringing a long too much! He will sure have a field day!
Sorry for the long, boring post but I'm just interested to see if anyone else is in the same boat or experiencing similar symptoms? Thank you