Well it's official, I have lupus. She looked at my history and previous medical tests taken earlier this year.
Had a steroid injection in my butt cheek (ouch), and got prescribed hydroxychloroquine sulphate tablets, but I can't start taking those til eye consultant sees me in October and gives the go ahead.
Had bloods taken ( filled 9 bottles for testing ).
How do I feel ? I'm unsure, feel a bit numb and overwhelmed. But at least now I don't feel like a fraud or a hypochondriac.
I'm a bit nervous about discussing this with my managers at work and my colleagues ( if I choose to ). Because I still look like Rachel, it's hard for them to understand.