Hello everyone! I'm new here and wanted to ask how long it took you folks to get a diagnosis or are some still not?
I have a rheumatologist appointment next week so don't know what to expect for a first appointment? The doctor had referred me as I had been back and fourth for over a year to see her with numerous symptoms and she always thought it was to do with my thyroid as I had been diagnosed with graves in 2015 but since then it now seems to be borderline underactive, however I felt it was something more as my muscles ached some days finding it hard to get up the stairs even felt like passing out at times with constant panic attacks. This seemed to have periods where I was fine then it came back again and could never figure out why as I've scrutinised everything from diet to exercise!
I have had reflux for years but now it's so bad it never lets up, now feeling like I'm 6 months pregnant with constant stomach pain with pressure like I need to wee all the time, I'm at my lowest ebb along with left hand carpel tunnel of which I hope to get the key hole surgery.
Anyway I have had 2 positive Ana antibody tests and the doctor thinks it may be lupus?
Does anyone have carpel tunnel and lupus? and how long after being diagnosed did you begin treatment and did symptoms improve for you?
Thanks and any info is greatly appreciated!