Sorry for the long post. Been struggling now for roughly 6 months. Firstly had the Discoid rash which GP couldn't diagnose. Went to Dermatology at the end of Sept who told me straight away it was Lupus. She has done biopsies to confirm this. Didnt really have aches at this time just rediculous tiredness, but put this down to low B12. At the beginning of October the aches and pains really kicked in. Went to GP was given Amytriptiline and strong Co-codamols. Within a week started with really bad abdo pain (can't even wear jeans or trousers as stomach hurts so much) and diarrhea. Went back to GP Amytriptiline was stopped. However still have abdo pain and all over aches - abdo pain is helped by Co-codamols so taking them like they're going out of fashion. Still tired all the time, still have the discoid rash. Diahrria not constant but still about 3 times a day, worse if I don't take the Co-Codamols. Go back to Dermatology 13th of this month to find out what exactly I've got. Any body any ideas I've rang for the results of the biopsies but they won't tell me over the Phone n the consultant is on Ann leave so can't get an earlier appointment. Feel like rubbish all the time. Is this normal folks????? Also worried that apparently the consultant was calling me before she went on leave, but I didn't recognise the number so didnt answer (could kick myself). Thinking now its bad, why else would she call????