Hello and welcome to our family. Like many of us, you have been able to identify many of your previous symptoms, even from childhood, as probably being caused by Lupus. Once I was diagnosed, I realized that many of the things I suffered from in my early childhood, adolescent and young adult years could be attributed to Lupus.
You were very smart in taking this letter to you doctor in order to assist him in requesting the appropriate tests. Please be aware that the diagnostic process is really of process of elimination and can be lengthy. There is no one test that can definitively diagnose or preclude Lupus. I hope that your doctor is willing to treat your symptoms in the meantime in order to provide you with some relief.
I am glad that you joined us and I hope that we are able to help you in some way. I wish you the very best and please keep us posted on how you are doing.
Peace and Blessings
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