Well, after lots of blood work and co-pays and appointments…we have a few answers.
1. I had pneumonia. For a Lupus patient, pneumonia is dangerous so that is likely the infection my body was fighting so hard to fight. Since antibiotics, it has calmed down significantly.
2. Did not have HIV, hepatitis, thyroid issues, allergies. Good to know!
3. My CReactive Protein was double signaling inflammation…we knew that so now getting to the root.
4. Waiting on the Celiac Disease test and for the rheumatologist bloodwork to come back. This doctor does not believe I have RA, but does see the Rayneuds, Scloderma and Lupus is highly active. Also needs me to get an eye appointment.
This is why Lupus is so tricky. It masks itself as so many things that baffles even the best doctors.
To be continued.