by melib (101 Posts), Wed Feb 10, 2010 09:45 am
A question for those of you with autoimmune issues post-pe. After Alex was born in 2008, I would ocassionally have splinter hemorrhages in my fingernails, but not on a regular basis. After an unplanned miscarriage last summer, I've started having regular bp spikes, splinter hemorrhages, and joint pain on a monthly basis during my period. Anyone have this pattern or recognize the symptoms? I'm in very good shape physically, and yet my Dr. wants to put me on bp meds and stop the discussion there. I'm 34! I think he is missing something major - an autoimmune disorder perhaps. For my next appointment, I want to show up with literature to back up my point of view and an idea of how I want to proceed (see a rheumi, for example), instead of just throwing my hands up and accepting medication. I had a lupus and APA antibody pannel done in 2008, and it was clean.
Thanks for any thoughts.