He sounds like one of those old-fashioned rheumies that still thinks Lupus can be diagnosed by a blood test. A blood test is only ONE indicator of 11 that can point to Lupus, and you do not have to have bloodwork
to have Lupus.
Check out www.lupus.org
- check out the 4 of 11 symptoms that indicate Lupus. To find another Dr in your area check out the local lupus chapter and see what Drs work with them. I think a more up-to-date and Lupus-aware Dr would give you more help. This "wait and see" attitude sometimes backfires as it can get worse and permanent when some preemptive treatment would avoid all of that.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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