Hello and welcome to our family;
Unfortunately, I am unable to say if you do or do not have Lupus or what your issues may be. However, many of your symptoms are also found in persons who do have Lupus. Lupus is an auto-immune disease and quite often, persons with the disease also suffer from other over-lapping auto immune diseases at the same time.
I am glad to hear that you have requested a rheumatologist. These are the doctors who specialize in auto-immune, connective tissue, and rheumatic diseases. I do hope that you find some answers from this doctor and are able to work with him to get a diagnosis and/or a treatment regimen. Please read through the "Stickys" on the top of each forum. You will find them filled with great information that may answer some of your questions. Otherwise, please feel free to ask us and we will do all that we can to provide you with information and answers.
Again...welcome to our family
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