hi paulette, and welcome.
one thing to remember with many of the auto immune disorders .....
doctors do not know enough. and there is often no test to completely confirm your condition.
also with 63 of them .... it is easy for someone to not fully understand and diagnose exactly what we have.
to complicate things more ... many of the symptoms overlap, and we often have more than 1 condition.
so yes this doctor who has spent 7 years studying to be a gp.....
and then 4 or 5 more to be a rhuematologist .....
has to admit that he spent 12 years of his life and still has no real answer for you.
not always easy for them.
i also gave up a successful career due to my illness ...
i went from over $165,000.00 to a pension of under $30,000.
and i had to go bankrupt, losing my house, car and event the toys.
try telling your son why he has to loose his motorbike, or your daughter why we are loosing her horse.
but this disease can and still does take lives ..... we need to remember this fact.
modern medicine helps control the symptoms ..... but not the actual condition.
please remember that modern medicine is keeping many of us alive, and until someone can find a safer alternative ......
it is our only real option.
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