It takes a rheumy to diagnose Lupus is this Dr a rheumy? Also, Lupus is very hard to diagnose and sometimes it takes trying a course of treatment to see how your body responds to help decide if it's Lupus or not. Lots of us get treatment long before a conclusive diagnosis is made.
Also, of course you can call your Dr if your condition changes dramatically. Or you can get a second opinion if you need to. I generally advise checking with www.lupus.org and finding your local chapter. Then check which local Drs are involved with them -- these are usually the Drs in your area most knowledgeable about Lupus and how to diagnose it.
Yes this Dr. is a Rheumy. That's what I overheard some people in the waiting room saying. This one patient of his said she has been going to him for 15 years because he is supposedly a really good Dr. But to me if the Dr. thinks I have Lupus and will not diagnose me with it. It makes me think he doesn't really care that I am suffering and the longer he puts off diagnosing me he will be allowing me to keep suffering. I don't know about
the trying me on meds to see how I respond to them thing. Because personally I have studied Lupus up and down and I have never heard that they do that. So if they do that. Please enlighten me and tell me more about
this. And why I should trust that this Dr. is going to give me the Lupus diagnosis I desperately need eventually.
Just the thought that I am getting married in Disney World blows my mind...expected wedding day December 25th, 2017.