Some rheumies are just clueless!! I suggest a second opinion! Go to www.lupus.org
and find the local chapter closest to you. Then call that chapter and find out which Drs are on the local advisory board. These will be local Drs who have specific interests in Lupus - they will be educated enough to know of the "4 of 11" rule for diagnosing Lupus.
Check out the 11 symptoms of Lupus while you are on the website!
Best wishes, let us know how it goes!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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