Welcome to the forum. I am so sorry that you are having these problems with the doctors. I hear where you are comming from big time. I know it took me 16 years or more to get the doctors to listen to me and to even test me for Lupus and Fibro. It was unreal big time. I will be 50 in December. You will see a list of my illnesses with my signature and the medications that I am on. You need to see a Rheumatologist big time. Do you have Medicare? You can also contact the American Lupus Foundation as they may be able to help you locate a Rheumatologist in your area. As far as the HBP, I don't know what to tell you. I do not have that problem. There are others that come in here that are very knowledgeable in this area and they would be able to give you more information. I hope and pray that you get to see a Rheumatologist, because Lupus can be a very dangerous illness if left untreated. I nearly died before I got diagnosed at the age of 36. I had most of the symptoms that they listed and also the horrible night sweats etc. I hope that you keep posting. Saysusie is very very knowledgeable and she will probably see your post soon and will have some answers for you.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.