I’ve just joined this forum as am looking for some much needed advice and support. I have been given a provisional diagnosis of autoimmune disease by my GP following blood tests and am ‘impatiently’ waiting for an appointment following a referral she has made for me to see a consultant in rheumatology at my local hospital. I worried sick but, have been told I could be waiting up to 4 to 6 weeks for an appointment which just feels like forever and gives me way too much time to think the absolute worst. The reason I had the tests done was because in June I developed a raised red rash on the backs of my hands, my arms, my feet, my chest and under my eyes/across my nose. Apart from this rash I don’t have any other noticeable symptoms: I don’t feel unwell in myself. The lack of other symptoms is really making me question the GP as surely if I had this disease I’d feel unwell in myself? It just seems like such a big leap from a low white blood cell count and a rash to autoimmune disease??!!?? Any advice would be most welcome.