Hmmmmm . . .
The antioxidents in the fruit are great. Eating healthy is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You can Google "lupus nutrition" and find some good stuff . . . but don't buy into any commercials and people selling stuff.
The rheumatologist will do the overall assessment and treatment unless something is way wacky and then they refer you to a specialist for each such issue. But, again, if you are symptom free . . . I would enjoy your ride. . . They just don't start any treatment unless you have wacky high blood work or symptoms. So, easy for me to say, I would learn a bit more about
things to watch for . . . and then enjoy your health. Its hard to post everything here . . . Lupus is a study of medicine in its entirety because it can involve any part of the body *phewwww*. But if you check out the links I've given you in my signature and then do some searching on interesting aspects (like nutrition), you will have educated yourself. I just want you to be aware of some odd symptoms like: suns sensitivity, mouth sores, rashes, extreme and prolonged fatigue, joint pain, limbs going numb, hair loss, brain-fog, depression, feeling frequently flu-like w/o actually getting the flu (I have all of these but NEVER realized they were related until I felt too awful and started looking for help). Lupans tend to live with a lot of symptoms that they brush off as "normal" because we don't realize that everyone else doesn't deal with all of this.
Look at the Lupus Criteria . . . that will give you the gold standard for diagnoses, even w/o a +ANA. Link is in my signature.
I hope this helps. I know it is a bummer to be in limbo like you are . . . but you'll look back later and want to have enjoyed that healthy time if you ever do get really sick. Don't let all of this scare you. It unravels bit by bit and MOST people with a +ANA are absolutely healthy.
Actually . . . your liver numbers is what I would be checking out. If your doctor hasn't scheduled you for a follow-up, make sure to do so w/i a few months to make sure those numbers are holding or going down.
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