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Could I have Lupus?

My mom, Grandmother and Aunt all have Lupus...I am a male
My WBC is usually low its been that way since I was a kid
I have been having really bad fatigue that comes and goes every few months
Usually before I get sick I usually get a rash that starts out like a scrap on my left cheek
Muscle aches, joint pains, stiff neck, feeling hot but no fever, sometimes lower than normal body temperature like 96.0-97.8
No Swollen Lymph Nodes found but my under arm area is like fat like
I gained about 20 pounds over the last 6 months
The only thing that works for the pain is ib 800 mg or steroid shots

My doctor ordered a complete rheumatoid test today and we should hopefully have the results by Friday but I have just been in severe pain for last year and no one can find out what's wrong with me and when you explain it they think you are not telling the truth
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434278_tn?1324709825
Have they ruled out bone marrow disease or an enlarged spleen, HIV, or pyometra?  Many of your symptoms sound like low thyroid.  Have they ruled that out?
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If its Rheumatoid Arthritis, then gaining health would prove to be negative for you as its always recommendable to have an optimum body weight. So, try to maintain your weight without gaining a lot and be obese. Once you are done with your diagnosis, it will be easy to suggest you for any help.
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They tested for HIV 2 weeks ago and yesterday all test came back negative
Spleen no
Pyometra I have no clue but I will request
Bone Marrow no but I will request
Thyroid we just did an ultrasound on that yesterday but I agree it's sounds a lot like Thyroid issues my thyroid blood work came back negative or normal but I have been having these issues for about a year now just in the last month it got worse
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434278_tn?1324709825
Please keep us posted as to your lab results.  Hopefully you'll get some answers.  It is not fun being sick.  And the predinose just makes you gain weight.  
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I'm supposed to get my lap results in the mail but the Dr just called and said all my blood work from the tests came back normal...And I repeated an HIV test today as well it came back negative...I'm just so confused
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434278_tn?1324709825
Ask your dr. what's next.  Keep hanging in there.
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