Oh my... You have been through so much. Your history certainly does make it possible for this to be lupus. Although, chrons will mimick lupus and vice versa. The fact that you have the malar rash is a good indicator that it is lupus. I guess the only thing you can do is wait for this rheumy appointment.
At least you're being treated with plaquenil. whether it's chrons, lupus or something else autoimmune, the treatment would be the same, so it's positive that you're on the right track.
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34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, Tramacet, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus