SEE A DERMETOLOGIST! Also ask for a referal if you need one and see a rheumetologist. Insist on it. The blood work is not enough even if it is all negative to tell if you have an autoimmune disease. Just make sure the rheumy is a lupus expert- not all rheumys are. Check with your local lupus support group and/or lupus.org to find a lupus expert in your area.
Your doctor obviously thinks like so many others that simple blood work can be used to rule out lupus and other autoimmune conditions. This is simply not true. My blood work is all normal, yet the inflammation from my lupus damaged my gallbladder, I had pericarditis at one point, pluersy for years, and some kind of autoimmune liver involvement. I have been diagnosed with lupus based on having so many of the 11 criteria without blood work. Simply put, a rare group never go positive another group go positive only after serious organ damage another after treatment has everything under control another group are positive from early on and still others will have positive blood work and nothing wrong with them. So the blood work is the worst way to screen for autoimmune diseases. ONLY a rheumy who is a lupus expert can screen effectively and even they will tell you some cases they can't be sure for a while.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia