I am the schoolteacher in hawaii who posted about a month ago about my concerns and frustration over my vague and ongoing health problems.
I have to thank all of you so much for not only your sound advice, but overwhelming support...I went ahead and raised hell (not my typical nature) until I got a referral to a rheumatologist who actually knew what hughes syndrome was. You were right; I tested positive and even though it's not thrilling news, I at least have an answer and can start to plan my treatment. I am going to speak with my GP about a referral on Friday.
Happy happy new year to ALL of you- I was shocked at how fast and caring your responses were...and will do my part to raise awareness about APS here in the US. Take care everyone; I will be on periodically to learn and offer support in turn.
Mahalo nui loa,