RA and Lupus
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An_250603 posted:
Is it possible to have both RA and Lupus.
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crystalscats responded:
Yes it is very possible. I have both and also FMS and I am a diabetic. People can have many things at one time. I also find that Lupus and R/A have many similar medications they use for both. I have had R/A since a teen and Lupus w/FMS dx about 2 yrs ago. I was not happy with the two new dx's. I had gotten used to the R/A pain and knew something else was wrong but was not ready for Lupus or FMS. Many people with FMS have additional health issues too.
 
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Pamela32 responded:
I have RA and my sister has Lupus. Her doctor has said that she does not have RA, and mine has said that I do not have Lupus. Go figure. My rheumatologist says we're like a negative of the same photograph and that he'd like to see a gene study of us. It is completely possible for a person to have both. Indeed, what our doctors think is so strange is that we do not.