hi mastiff0, just for the record books..... I am also a white male, that used to be in excellent health. and I do have lupus. in fact there are quite a few males, who are regulars here, that have lupus. I would also question your rheumy who carried out a "lupus" blood test. there is no test that can give a positive or negative result for lupus. we are diagnosed by ruling out many other options, and then by understanding our symptoms. please read some of the posts about diagnosing. 1 of our most informative is http://forum.wehavelupus.com/showthr...upus-Diagnosis
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