I agree with Lynnwood's post !!
Some of your symptoms do overlap between UC and Lupus . . . but the rhuemy STILL should be addressing the joint pain issues. He also should have checked into the Ankylosing Spondylitis issue or referred you to someone who could.
Next time you have the mouth sores, make sure to take pictures of them. You can bring these in to the next doctor/rheumy appointment.
I'm wondering too if you have Crohn's and not UC. Maybe it doesn't make any difference because of your treatment . . . but the Chrohnie's also get mouth sores and joint pain.
I would do as Lynnwood suggested and find a rheumy who WANTS to treat lupus/autoimmune patients.
Sorry your were treated so poorly by this "doctor".
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