Well, tomorrow is the day I go back to the rheumy to rule out Lupus. He did a LOT of tests for SLE, Liver stuff, thyroid
stuff, and a bunch of other "stuff"lol. I have to drive 4 and 1/2 hours to get there and I'm going to talk to him about
IGenex testing too. I'm not very assertive when it comes to Docs, so I'm not sure how convincing I'll be.
My main goal is to find out what is causing my symptoms so that I can get treatment. I am just tired of doctors telling me nothing is wrong (well not really telling me that, just testing for one thing and sending me home). I think that they are so used to drug seekers that they sort of view everyone that way. They often look at me surprised when I tell them I don't want pain meds to mask my symptoms; I wanna know what's causing them first!
Don't really know what to hope for. I mean I think that hoping I'm well or normal is out of the question at this point. Don't want any of the conditions that are being suggested (SLE, MS, Hepatitis, Lyme), but I guess I just wanna know what it is. Been suffering for a long time...
If all comes out normal I may just scream! Is it normal to think that way? It's like I'm asking for an illness? I'm really not, I guess. Can anyone relate to that?