I recently tested positive for antinuclear antibodies, and my GP, or regular doctor, has said that it's highly probable that I have Lupus. Meanwhile, I'm just waiting to see the Rheumatologist on June 22, to under go more testing and get a definite diagnosis. My GP is a DO or Doctor of Osteopathy, and she doesn't believe in prescribing immunosuppressive medications or steroids to me for Lupus at this time.
I'm suffering a lot and getting one infection after another. I was just getting over Mono, and was diagnosed positive for Epstein-Barr, when I very suddenly developed a nasty case of cellulitis on my inner right knee and on my right shoulder blade. My GP put me on Clindamycin and the cellulitis is drying up.
However, I'm still having a low grade fever every night with bad aching in all of my bones...and recently also almost excruciating pain on my ribs or rib cage. So I'm quite debilitated in the evenings, and even delirious in my mind from fever. I start to feel very sad and defeated during the evenings, and I can't seem to concentrate or think clearly. I also lose my balance at night.
I'd love to know about anything I can do to help me get through the evenings.