As others have said it is not that easy to diagnose lupus or many other AI diseases. I have mctd (lupus, scleroderma and polymyositis) and I might have had it since 1990 (low platelets and mild anemia) but had no obvious symptoms and felt great. In 2004 my platelets went even lower....still no other symptoms and felt great. After many tests over 9-10 months by a hematologist he speculated that I might have lupus. 2 months later I had the first flare and 2 months after that mctd was diagnosed.
It can be very difficult and some lupers can wait years to get a definitive diagnosis. Or get conflicting opinions about what they have. Frustrating but not all that uncommon. Also keep in mind that symptoms can come and go over time which make it even more difficult to diagnose.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
Meds: prednisone (6mg & tapering), 75mg imuran, lisinopril 40mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, norvasc 5 mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller