Hi Pepley. I saw four neurologists before my lupus diagnosis and none seemed to care about my complaints. My experience, they run tests only because they're obligated. Luckily one referred me to a rheumatologist cause of an ANA 1:360. That rheumy wouldn't diagnose me until a year later and I switched rheumys. I've had my rheumy since 2006 and he listens and notes all my complaints.
I continue to have balance issues and fall often. I walk with a cane or walker. I haven't have vertigo for a few years, but it does occur with lupus too.
Most of my muscle pain is fibromyalgia (also treated by rheumy). Both of my legs often hurt.
I'm on Nexium for chronic heartburn, but I rarely have indigestion.
Pain under the rib cage needs to be diagnosed cause it could be serious. The pain I get under my ribcage is pleurisy which is extremely painful.
Lastly the pain and stiffness in your hands and feet sure sounds like classic lupus.
I'm so sorry you have to go thru all this. I really hope your rheumy starts you on medication soon. Love, Butterflake
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease. Cellcept and lots of other meds. Donna