Hi all sorry bit of a long post, thought i would introduce myself im a 35yr old stay at home mum from scotland. I have not been diagnosed yet but was finally sent to rhumetology for back and joint pain after them telling me it was because i was over weight for years. She said i dont have arthritis but my bloods came back positive for Ro antibody. She took blod for a range of tests and also did a spit and tear test but i have to wait till the end of august for results. I was so shocked someone was taking all my syptoms seriously i didnt ask what she thought it might be. Since being home i have looked up online to see what positive ro means and can only find lupus or sjogrens syndrome, i have a lot of the syptoms of lupus including photosensitivity, joint pain and fatuige to name but a few but a lot of people have said because i dont have the butterfly rash its not lupus. Now after a bit about me comes the questions is that the case for lupus you need to have face rash ? Also is there anything else it could be ? or could they come back and say its nothing at all even with ro positive?
Thank you for reading x