Welcome to WHL =) So let me get this straight? Your doctor said you are in the beginning stages, but wont say you have it? Is he retarded? Clearly if you are in what he would consider the beginning stages of a disease and basically told you he's not going to help you until your organs start messing up you need another doctor. If you really have lupus and it is not going rampant anywhere other than your joints and such now starting you on basic medications to treat it can PREVENT those things from happening. Go to see another rheumatologist this guy sounds like a quack.
"A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard
Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.