Hi, I am another one with Lupus and GI problems. How low was your titer and what was the pattern? You need to find a rheumatologist that specializies in Lupus. Hippimom is right, it takes some time to get a proper dx, it's like a puzzle that the doctor has to put together one piece at a time. There is no single test for Lupus, the doctor has to rule out other things first then go from there. There is also a criteria list (see link below) of symptoms they use to help in the dx process. Also, Hippimom has a great link in her signature, click on the Lupus informationt link, there is a lot of information there.
It took me several years to get a dx then another 1 1/2 years to find a rheumy that knew a lot about
lupus and to find out that it attacks my GI tract. I hope you get some answers soon. Come visit us on the Lupus message board and feel free to ask questions.http://lupus.org/education/diagnosis.html
Stacie, all I've done is make your link linkable. Thanks for posting! -- Lil
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