I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, myofascial/central pain syndrome, CNS and PNS pain syndrome . I'm getting blood tests for Lupus.
Can any of these tests point to Lupus or provide false negatives?
AVISE blood test: ANA, dsDNa, anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin antibodies (MCV), complement receptor 1 levels on erythrocytes (E-CR1), and complement C4d levels on erythrocytes (E-C4d).
CBC with plat/diff
Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)
Will these tests prove/disprove that I have/do not have Lupus? I'm terrified of false negatives. I had a neurologist test for ANA at Quest and it came back negative, but this is the rheumatologist's test.
Also, does this picture look/behave like the Lupus rash? Ah, I look so fat in this picture. All I really cared about was capturing the redness... This is the lightest it's ever been, and it can go away by the next day. I often get a light blush on my nose/cheeks when I go outside in the sun, but I can be outside in the sun for a little bit and not get any redness, too. My skin used to tan, and it doesn't burn. Does the Lupus rash behave like this, or is it always there, and does it always come immediately when you go outside. I take Retin A. Could this account for this picture? I don't put on my cheeks, though.