These auto-immune diseases are among the most mysterious of human ailments. Many of the questions you want explained and the inconsistencies you hear from Dr to Dr are things that are not predictable and vary patient to patient and day to day. Auto-immune diseases make up their own rules as they go along, sometimes they cooperate with what we humans think we know about
them and sometimes they don't.
If someone can explain all the inconsistencies in our bodies auto-immune responses -- well, frankly I'd be suspicious. I wish you luck, but frankly I'm not sure I understand why you are visiting a Dr whom you have predetermined will be hindering you rather than helping you -- seems like a waste of time and money.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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