They have to run specific blood tests for lupus and RA and they have to follow the 11 indicators list for lupus. A rheumatologist has to follow the list to diagnose you. You need to meet at least four of the indicators.
Ask your doctor to send you to a rheumatologist.
Meanwhile try using heating pad on the achy joints.
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))