why oh why do we have to endure this. i am 56 (not much younger than you) and i was diagnosed 6 months ago(i was 56 then too). no one has ever thrown out the age card at me. it was after joining this group that i realized that i have had symptoms since in my 20s...just never diagnosed. also, i and my rheumy, believe that the lupus went into remission for several years, then reappeared with a vengence.
has your dr. never heard of remission....besides, as crazy as this disease is, i don't know how anyone can decide that age determines the diagnosis. ugh.....maybe a move is worth it, or at least rent a post office box, or if you have a friend in that county, use their address. there must be a way to beat them at their own game.
so sorry, glad lisa was there to keep you on the table,
well, here comes the chair again:
the dr. is getting the bad attitude beat out of him.