Hi Red . . .I've been away for a while, but saw your post. I agree with Lynwood's responses. AND many of us are treated for lupus w/o an official dx. Me included.
I 'think' your malar rash, nose ulcers, and plueresy are more characteristic of lupus than UC . . . but I don't know that much about
UC. You certainly have many of the symptoms for lupus.
When your doctor does the ANA test . . . are you positive??? If yes, find out what the patter is. There is a post in "Lupus Resources" which discusses the different patterns and what they suggest.
If you get a rash or nose/mouth sores and are able to get pictures. . . make sure you do so and bring the pics to the rheumy with you.
Keep us posted!! I know what you mean about
wanting to know exactly what you are dealing with. I see the Gastro on Monday and have been doing better in that department.
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