Hi, this is the first time that I am Posting on any discussion boards, and I'm not sure if I'm in the right board but welcome any feed back to help me.
I live in Australia so I don't know is the values of blood results are the same as in UK, I'm going to see a Rhumatologist later this month and would like to be prepared.
I have Sjogrens, and my GP seems to think that I may have SLE overlap. I also have chronic kidney disease stage 3, Osteoarthritis and osteopenia. My last bone scan results was at 1.7
My symptoms are, extreme tiredness, extreme dry eyes and skin, sensitive to the sun, headaches, lightheaded and dizziness, low blood pressure . bad coughing fits that will take a while to get over.
I did have joint pain, but it now seems to be better, no swollen joints, and I don't seem to have a lot of the symptoms described on this board.
I've had 2 lots of blood tests and the last one was slightly better.
ESR is raised at 52. Full blood count is low on white cells 4.5. Anti dsDNA is low 37.
CRP is low 2.9. eGFR is low at 44 and has been low for more than 6 mths.
Urea test showed creatinine at 112, and potassium at 3.6.
I am trying to make notes of questions to ask,
At the moment I am taking blood pressure tablets with a directic in it, panadol osteo, nasal spray and hylo fort eye drops. I also tend to get a lot of eye infections and end up having to get stronger eye drops.
I'm sorry for this long winded posting but I hope that someone can help me make sense of what is going on.
Thanks very much