welcome to our family....i am glad you have been reading the different posts here, and i hope you have found some helpful information.
This phase of "finding a diagnosis" is so frightening and frustrating. You are right, whereas i hated the reality of having lupus, there was a sense of relief once i was diagnosed....because there was finally a reason for me feeling so bad.
i am so glad you found a rheumatologist, sounds like a dr. that you like, and this is so very important.
you might want to call the drs. office, explain to the nurse/receptionist how badly you are feeling, and that it is interfering with caring for your family, and maybe the dr. can get you in sooner to go over your labs. the sooner you start the meds, the sooner you will feel better.
in the meantime, be sure to protect yourself from the sun, take a rest break each day, and pace yourself....you might need to cut back on your daily tasks.
Stay with us, we will try to help you find some relief.