Hi everyone- I'm on here reading the discussions and my heart goes out to all of you. My mother had RA and I'm pretty sure though not diagnosed officially that she may have had Lupus as well. I'm now 29 and have had some weird issues happening to me and now when I sit back and look at what is going on- I'm questioning- could I also have an autoimmune disorder going on? And I'm pretty scared because I'm seeing that everyone is having basically the same issues with people not believing you or the test not giving any answers. Pure frustration I'm sure. A couple years ago I developed Pseudotumor Cerebri. Supposedly this is in remission currently- although I still have pains in my eyes from time to time. The end of last year I was having pain my shoulder/neck/upper chest area, was told I had bursitis and did some physical therapy which didn't really help so much. Now I'm having severe pains in my chest- down my arms and back. I was told I now have Tietze Syndrome. I'm thinking since I keep having this issues with inflammation in my body that I should probably get tested. I've always had a problem with my hands, feet, and waist area swelling, my hands and feet sometimes turn beet red for no reason, I am super sensitive to the sun, and sometimes my wrist will hurt/throb. My mom is no longer with me so i can't ask her advice :( I'm taking prednisone and tramadol for this Tietze syndrome and after 3 weeks and not seeing any improvement going on and feel like it is getting worse I wanted to see if anyone here have started out with similar or the same symptoms. Hopefully this post doesn't sound stupid... thanks for listening.
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