Having a rough time at the moment. Ache from head to toe with every joint being really painful which has been progressively getting worse since last week Friday. Got strange white patches appearing over torso (none of my face luckily) which I finally did go to GP about. He prescribed a steroid cream. This didn't work at all. Went back to see him yesterday. He is now arranging a biopsy and appt with dermatologist. I'm now off tramadol and on gabapentin as well as amitriptyline. Yet another round of blood tests to be done next week. Lupus has been suggested so many times the last couple of years but blood tests always negative. In many ways don't want a positive diagnosis but becoming increasingly depressed with simply not knowing what is wrong with me. Pain so bad am also taking solpadeine regularly - I can't take any anti inflammatories like ibuprofen as it affects my asthma. So utterly fed up.