Sounds like a Dr playing "God", oh, I meant "Jack Ass".
Did the primary or the dermo recommend a certain rheumy for you? You can look at www.lupus.org
and find your local chapter. Then contact them to see what rheumies in the area are involved & interested in Lupus. You'll get better results - some rhuemies just aren't all that lupus-aware.
Hope you can get a 2ond opinion soonest from a SANE Dr!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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