It could be lupus!

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I happened to come across WebMD's Symptom Checker and thought I'd give it a shot. Here's what it offered me when I gave it the symptoms for illiotibial band syndrome:
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis (pre-patellar)
  • Gout
  • ACL knee injury
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Dislocated knee
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Septic arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Pseudogout
  • Knee meniscus tear
  • Knee strain
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Lyme disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteochondritis dessicans

I also fed in the symptoms of poison ivy on my arm and got:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Lice
  • Drug allergy
  • Narcotic abuse
  • Poison ivy, oak, and sumac
  • Hives
  • Alopecia
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Phlebitis
  • Scabies

First, note that poison ivy is an allergic reaction which causes contact dermatitis, which is a form of dermatitis, which just means a skin inflammation. Second, narcotic abuse???? I wouldn't have this drug problem if my lupus didn't hurt so much!


From which we take it that you took a long run through ground covered with Poison Oak.

This is about Lupus thoughts. My first Dr. of 2 1/2 years would not diagnose the lupus, because she was a family practitioner. because I thought I'd always have health insurance I did not hurry to get to a rhuemmy Dr. My mistake, my husband died and I could not pay to continue the insurance, I have just been denied medicare, and my state of Oregon health plan won't let me in either.

more things keep going wrong with my body and mind. I just got "bells palsy" and "ramsey hunt syndrome" according to the emergency room Dr.,s who were nice. That is annoying to deal with. I have blisters on my head and other places I won't mention.

And I'm going through the worst depression in my entire life.

I have no clue what to do expect be grateful that I have a clinic Dr. to prescribe drugs for the pain and depression, and I have a hot tub to go visit every day if I want to. It could be worse.

anyone email me please if you have this lupus, I'd like to just connect with some people.

thanks and hope for everyone.


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