You are practically my neighbor. I am in Victorville, Calif. which is approx. two and a half hours south of Vegas.
Like you, many of us suffered with symptoms of Lupus long before our diagnosis and were told by doctors that our symptoms were either our fault or all in our heads!
You are fortunate to have a good rheumatologist; that is half of the battle won already. Please know that we are here to help you in any way that we can and for as much as you need us. You are not alone.
Peace and Blessings
Look For The Good and Praise It!