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Hello again… I know it has been a bit since I have posted. Hello to all old and new members.

I have a question… Has anyone been diagnosed with RHUPUS? Today my Rheumatologist said I have RHUPUS. LOL 😄 I have been told I have RA off and on for many years but the blood work showed high positive recently along with symptoms (Cyc Cti Igg Ab was positive high, RH Factor was positive high, and C Reactive Protein high). I am on Prednisone until the doctor and I come up with a treatment. The Prednisone is working wonders for now.
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I also have Rhupus and have had it for about 8 years. A lot more illnesses on top. Just got over covid so I’ve been rotten. At least I am negative now.
Keep safe everyone and have a lovely Christmas
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Wow! I hope you have no lasting effects from COVID-19 and are feeling better. I am glad you have tested negative.

Hello,
I myself tested positive for Covid-19 on the 14th of January. My husband tested negative. So far no symptoms but I am on 50 mg AZA, 10 mg Prednisone, and 400mg a day Hydroxychloroquine… not sure if the medications help symptoms or not or if I have no symptoms because I had Covid-19 in February 2020. It was pretty bad but luckily I didn’t get hospitalized but my husband had a stroke from it (he is doing great now). We were tested on the 14th because a friend who has been Vaccinated tested positive (mild symptoms). We waited 5 days to be tested. The test we took was a rapid test. Mine came back positive so I asked to get the test that is sent to a lab. Now I am waiting to hear back for the results…. Still quarantining…

I cannot get a hold of my Rheumatologist due to the long weekend. Not sure what he will want to do if anything.

Did you continue your normal medications or did your Rheumatologist change/stop them? Just wondering.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. 😊

Fayeth 🌻
Hi fayeth
Sorry to hear the problems that you are having. I haven’t been on here for a while coz I e been I’ll on and off since covid.
looks like I e ended up with long covid, everything has gone wrong since. Ended up having food poisoning as well from ice cream believe it or not.
I’ve had an mri on my neck coz I’ve been losing the strength in my arms but it just showed wear and tear.Specialist thinks it’s my fibro giving me loads of pain and and electric shocks. Covid may have caused my illnesses to start up again.
my not on any meds because I am allergic to all the meds so I have to just go through it ouch lol
Take care
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Hello all,
Just an update. The PCR COVID-19 test (it goes to a lab) I took came back inconclusive due to PCR inhibitors. The nurse said she has never seen results like this before. She has no idea what it means. I wonder if medications I am on could be the inhibitor? I went ahead and took another rapid test and it is negative now. If I had COVID-19 I didn’t get sick this time around.
I hope all is well for everyone.

Fayeth🌻
Glad you are ok
Sorry I’m late
Wolf1
 
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