Hey ReeRee . . . Jennifer gave you a good link. Under "Services" they talk about
monthly support groups. You can call:
In Seattle call 206-546-6785
Outside Seattle call toll free 1-877-774-2992
and leave a message and they'll get back to you. It looks like they have packets to mail out and they would know where your nearest support group meets.
The local support group (even though it isn't too near my home) was really helpful to me because I asked the other members what Rheumatologist they used and it helped me find a doctor who finally was able to treat my symptoms. I remain in diagnosis limbo . . . but lots of us have no definitive dx and our doctors treat our symptoms.
If you haven't seen a Rheumatologist yet . . . that is the right doctor to see for Lupus symptoms. Lupus is a really tricky disease to diagnose and the rheumy has more training to sort it all out and treat our symptoms.
I hope this helps. I don't see you in the chat room right now . . . sorry.
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