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  1. Not Diagnosed Yet?
    Hi There - I am really new to forums so please bear with me! I am suffering 25/29 of the major symptoms of Lupus according to http://www.lupus.org/ , Mayo Clinic and http://www.lupuscanada.org/. I have been struggling with this for almost 2 years with no firm diagnoses. I have had extensive...
  2. Medications
    Hi, I was diagnosed with lupus 2 years ago. I am 23 and have been on Plaquenil ever since. The only symptom I ever really had was sporadic mild itchy rashes and joint pain. With plaquenil I feel pretty great; my joint pain is completely gone. However, occasionally (every 4ish months- I think...
  3. Not Diagnosed Yet?
    I am surprised (and so is my rheumatologist) that all of my bloodwork recently came back normal (ANA, etc as well as a number of other things to rule them out, like the heps). I have: a history of thyroid disease (I have had graves' disease twice), arthritis (bony protrusions in my sacroiliac...
  4. Tests and Procedures
    Hello, I saw a doc who did these tests, I assume testing for lupus and maybe other things. My results were normal, c3 at the low end: complement c4 = 26 (16-47) complement c3= 92 (90-180) So can I assume I don't have lupus? What does this result mean? There were other tests done but I don't...
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