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Shelly_Belle posted:
Hello everyone! My name is Michelle. I'm new here and was recently (as in a month ago) diagnosed with lupus. My rheumatologist has yet to tell me which kind but I'm thinking it's SLE. I had been seeing her since January and she thought I had RA at first.

Well I was admitted into the hospital at the end of April with pleural effusion, a rash, and various other types of issues. After doing some more blood work (beside the usual ANA and CRP studies), she came to the conclusion that lupus is what I have.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello and Welcome Michelle!

Just wanted to stop to say, glad to have you join the community!

Let us know what you find out.

lupylisa44 responded:
Hi Michelle!

Welcome! I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis of lupus. We're glad you found us! This board tends to slow down quite a bit in the summer so if you don't get an immediate response, that is probably why!

With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.

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