There are some good links at then end of my signature. For a lupus diagnoses, the docs require you to meet 4 of 11 criteria . . . there is a link for those criteria in my sig. But the actual symptoms of lupus could fill pages. Its frustrating to diagnose because the symptoms mimic so many other diseases. You'll have time before your appointment to get pretty familiar with lupus, it is a huge topic though so we are all still learning. There is also a link to Lupus Resources, which is a topic where we've included lots of good info in the replies including suggestions to new members. . . . if you take time to read that, you'll get lots of info there too.
I'm sure some of the others will be along to say hello as well. I hope your new rheumy will help you get to the bottom of things.
In His Grip
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