I have been undergoing test for almost a year now. CT scans, Pet scan, chest x-rays and numerous labs. I feel down at times that this seems to get me nowhere except they are still saying it is probably lupus and I have FM. I have had a rash on my arm off and on and for the past few days the rash is on the chest area, abdomen and lower back. Will see Rheumatolgist again on Thursday. Is red rash, itchy at times in different areas a common occurance of lupus? I am presently not taking any meds since that is my choice although he has wanted to start me on prednisone or plaquenil. I guess like so many, I feel at a loss and don't know where to turn. Today, I came across this site... So good to know there are others to share with about this disease. Also, my ANA, Sed Rate, and C-Reactive protein are all positive...not sure what that means. Prayers to all who share this site...