Hi Maw Maw, I will spend a bit of time answering your question, but I'm afraid it is going to have to be tomorrow. It is getting late here in Australia and I need to go to bed now. I will tell you though that I know how you feel. When I first went to see my Rheumatologist, he would ask all these questions and I felt so dumb because I would say "I don't really know" The one advantage that I had was that I was already diagnosed with Lupus through blood tests and a skin biopsy. So now when I go I can add more information as I start to understand more and more about Lupus.
Diagnosed with Lupus - 22 June, 2010