Welcome to the forum! I hope your GP refers you to a rheumatologist to continue your testing. The rheumatologist is most informed about
the tricky diagnosing and the treatment of lupus and some other autoimmune diseases.
You are playing the waiting game and it really does play on your nerves. I would push for a referral.
My doctors (gp, dermatologist, ortho, spine doc, pain management) . . . NONE of them referred me to a rheumy and I didn't realize that's where I should have been going. When I finally got a rheumy involved . . . I was actually angry that none of the others had referred me.
There are some links at the end of my signature that may be helpful. I guess I'm not sure if you have a specific questions . . . except "Do I have Lupus?". At this point, the rheumy will need to put the puzzle together for you.
Actually there is some relief in getting a diagnosis. After the initial shock and anxiety wears off . . and you learn more about
your disease . . . you'll have something to aim at and can get a new sense of what you are actually dealing with.
If it is Lupus, we are each VERY different. . . so don't worry that you will be dealing with all of the symptoms of the folks on this board. We are each affected differently. But we do get a lot of help from each other in dealing with specific problems. So make sure to ask if you have any questions.
How old are you? Are you taking any meds?? Any specific questions?
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