hi dazed. unfortunately it can be a very long road to getting a diagnosis. some of us have been lucky, and been diagnosed quite quickly, whilst others (myself included) have tried for many years to get a diagnosis. I lived with my complaints for 35 years before I was able to find a doctor who could understand my complaints. one of the main reasons it can take so long..... is many of the symptoms are not specific enough for doctors to use. and there is so many possabilities. in the auto immune disorders there is 63 different conditions. many have overlapping symptoms, and it is quite usual to have more than 1 at the same time. I also wanted to comment on herb remedies. herbs and the like are designed to boost your immune system. if you have an auto immune disorder, then your immune system is already in overdrive. so you need to slow it down, not boost it. we have a member here who is very involved in holistic medicine. one of the hardest things for her to come to grips with.... is that her holistic training cannot help with her lupus. please be careful with this type of remedies. also please read the guidelines that we have lupus have..... as we do not accept open discussion on non approved medicines. it is one of the few things we are very passionate about. this website was formed after our founder lost her daughter to holistic remedies. again welcome we are here to help you and to listen to your questions.
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