My Diagnosis Story

Jacque Bryant: My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis?

I woke up one morning and couldn't move. Everything hurt and by the time I got ready to go to work, my hands looked like balloons. I went to the ER and they referred me to a rheumatologist and he did the DNA tests needed to check for Lupus.

What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like?

A few extras were done and some blood tests. They were all pretty routine. The hard part was waiting for the DNA tests. They took about a week or so and the waiting was so difficult.

Upon learning about your diagnosis- what happened next?

After I was diagnosed I was given prednisone to take care of immediate symptoms and some other Meds to get the Lupus under control.