Hi Ispakles, welcome to the group! It's very hard to come up with a DX for lupus. The first indicator is the possitive ANA. but even than some people with lupus have a pos and some have a neg. I do get that swelling in my legs from my toes to just below my knee caps and my legs turn bright red.
All you can do is continue to see the rheumy and as time goes by they will notice other tell tell signs. In the mean time I hope that they are at least treating your symptoms. and not making you continue to suffer like this.
again welcome to the group
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.