I haven't been on for a while- last post I was waiting for the results of blood tests.
Got tested for - C Reactive Protein - Connective tissue ANA screen - Rheumatoid factor - Coeliac (Tissue transglutaminase IgA)
GP called and said that my ANA came back positive and I've to go down to the surgery on Monday to fill in referral paperwork. I don't have the exact numbers yet.
I'm so relieved that the Ana came back- it's been a struggle getting to the point of a referral and now it's happening it's just wonderful to know the whole thing wasn't just in my head.
I'll be taking my symptoms diary down with me on Monday. Then I guess it's the waiting game.
What do I expect now a referral is happening? What will my rhuemy do? Can it request a particular person? (I have been given the name of a Lupus Rhuemy who it's meant to be great).
I seem to be having another flare up- butterfly rash is back, pain in my body is unbearable at times- especially back and feet, mouth ulcer, exhausted and restless legs. I got a cold five weeks ago and just haven't got over it which didn't help.
I was put on Pregabalin which I wasn't sure was working as I still had some pain but they didn't give me a repeat prescription and I've been off it for a month- I noticed the difference, especially this week with the flare obviously, but I got a prescription sent out today for another 56 pills. Taken the first one and hope it kicks in soon!
Sorry for the rambling.
Hope everyone is doing ok x