I have a number of symptoms. My GP first thought it was rheumatoid arthritis in my hands, but all the tests, scans and x-rays came back negative for that. My hands still swell up and are painful at times. My shoulders sometimes hurt - GP thought that was frozen shoulder. Small joints in my feet sometimes hurt. Sometimes my ribs hurt. I have had a few episodes of really painful lower back to the point where I can't sit, stand or lie for any length of time; and occasional neck and other joint pain and stiffness. General muscle aches all over too. These pains come and go sometimes lasting only for a day or two, sometimes for longer periods. I had a really bad rash across my cheeks and nose for a couple of months at the end of last year, this has now subsided a lot but still exists on my chin and forehead. I get extremely tired at times, I get migraines and headaches. I often have mouth ulcers. I've also had a number of bouts of tendonitis - ankle, and elbow MY GP did a blood test - anti ds DNA, which the lab reported as positive at 29. So I had a referral to a rheumatologist. I saw him last week, spent less than 5 minutes with him, he didn't give me time to list all my symptoms, asked me to get on the bed and checked my knees, ankles and neck by moving them from side to side. Then he said "we take no notice of the anti ds DNA test there's better tests we can do" . He also said that my fluctuating ESR levels were due to my weight. Then he said it wasn't lupus and decided to refer me to a dermatologist for the rash. He did ask for urine and other blood tests. Two days later I got a letter in the post from him saying it's not lupus, but he hadn't even got the better blood test results! Do I go back to my GP and ask for a second opinion???