I have pain in my joints and stifffiness. My lower back is especially painfull and feels like its being torn apart at times when I am stand up for long periods or other parts of my body are in pain. I have been tested for arthritis and lupas, the lupas came back borderline, but this was test was 2.5 years ago. I also have a red rash that forms on my face. I live with chronic pain everywhere. the arthritis came back positive for both rhemitiod and ostoe athrritis. Should I be tested again?
Yes, if it were me, I would be tested again, especially if the rash has developed since you were last tested. A butterfly-shaped rash on the cheeks and bridge of the nose can be a symptom of lupus. You can read more about lupus here: http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/guide-154531-75.html