I had low platelets and RBC for at least 15 years but otherwise healthy. Then in 2004 my platelets dropped to almost 0. Nobody could find anything wrong and my hematologists said he thought I might have lupus after months of testing and eliminating bone marrow diseases. 2 months later I had clinical symptoms and was diagnosed. Most of my friends took 1-3 years or more to get a diagnosis which is by clinical symptoms and labs. Important to see an experienced rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment because they know how strange lupus is and how difficult it can be to diagnose and treat.
MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.
Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.