For the last 6 months I have felt increasingly weak and tired. I already have type 2 diabetes and I am hypothyroid. On researching my symptoms I suspect Lupus, mainly due to the extreme tiredness, muscle pain and weakness and the red rash across my face. I thought at first I was just imagining things but eventually decided to see my GP. He has agreed to test for lupus but doesn't think it is given my symptoms could be due to so many other things. My blood tests are scheduled for wed but in the last two weeks I've had to spend at least 2 full days in bed ( 2 separate occasions) because I'm utterly exhausted and my arms and legs are aching - especially my legs. I've had to take the day off work and when explaining how I feel to my boss and even my friends I think it sounds like an excuse to be lazy. Does anyone else feel like this?