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Another Newbie here too

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Hello all,

I'm new today to this group and I thank you for allowing me in. I have not yet been diagnosed with Lupus and may never be really. So far they have found that I have Fibromyalgia and something they're currently calling Non specific Inflammatory Polyarthritis. The last time I saw my GP and my Rheumatologist I took pictures of my rash on my face that doesn't always show up. I have tested negative twice to the ole ANA test and an RA test as well. They're just not sure right now if they'll add Lupus to my "resume" but they do know whatever my problem is, it's Lupus like and systemic. I go for more blood work again in May so we'll see what happens then.

I hope you're all having a great day!!
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Hi Sharon from one Jersey girl to another.

I live in Gloucester County but we go to Seaville, next to Ocean City a lot during the summer months. So are you from this area or the Tom's River South Jersey shore area?:lol::lol::lol:

Welcome to a great place. For many years my ANA was negative too. I got a diagnosis many years ago that started with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, then we graduated to Fibromyalgia, then we went to Multiple Sclerosis and that stuck for 3+ years until FINALLY my blood work started to paint a clearer picture for the doctors.

It can take years for positives to show up in our blood but I am a firm believer that you know your body best. Push forward and do not give up until you have answers and you will eventually get them. Is your Rheumatolagist a good doctor and one who works with you and not against you? If so, that is half the battle won!!!:wink2::wink2::wink2:

I do hope to get to know you better and again, welcome to a great place on the net!
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