## Hi from Perth

Hi my name is Tracy, and today have been told by my GP that I have a high level in a blood test that could be a sign of lupus. I had been complaining of aching knees, elbows, and shins for a few months, but put it down to heavy work I had been doing at home (and age LOL). My family has a history of arthritis so to be sure he did testing for those, but all of that showed negative. But some ANTI-DNA (FEIA) level was high apparently, so now I am referred to a specialist.

I've been doing some Dr Google, as we all do, but am getting more and more confused by what I am finding LOL...... I do remember complaining about sore knees a few years ago as well, and was sent off for xrays which showed nothing. I'm not really sure what else to 'look back on' for further possible symptoms that may have been there but I have never connected as I'd never even thought about Lupus...........