Hi...
I am new to this site, but I have to say that the support you all show each other is very touching. I have not yet been diagnosed, but it doesn't look good...I am 30 years old, and for as long as I can remember I have been plagued by the strangest and most random illnesses. No one ever made a connection until about 2 months ago. I had a positive ANA test and was referred to a rheumy...when I went to see him, I was feeling great. Most of the test he did came back ok, but he said he wanted to draw blood when I was symptomatic. Does that make a difference? If I do actually have Lupus, isn't is always there? Or does it "hide" from certain tests during a "good day"? I understand how difficult it is to diagnose this disease, but I don't know this doctor, and I'm not sure if he is milking me for money or if he really knows his stuff. I hate to sound like such a pessimist, but I would like someone else's opinion.