Thank you, Lucy!
So far the Rheumatologist is not offering any treatment because I am not experiencing much pain. In fact I feel very healthy for the most part.
Yes I did have more blood tests that indicated Lupus--C3 was very low and the C4 was on the low side of normal. I have also had low WBC's, low HGB's and a positive ANA. Other than that I have dry eyes, dry mouth, difficulty initiating a swallow, and fatigue. No matter how much sleep I get, I can never get enough. All are livable complaints so I just treat the symptoms.
My doctor has said I could go my whole life like this or it could go into remission or it could go into full-blown Lupus. Reading a textbook about it is not quite as enlightening as hearing firsthand accounts from people that live with it day to day. Hats off to you and any others that do because I know it can be debilitating and frustrating to live with. I am hoping to get any words of advice that I can.
Thanks again and good luck to you!!