Hi all. I haven't been on here for a while. I had my first appointment with rheumatology this morning. She has said that although all my symptoms fit with Lupus the blood tests are negative so I haven't got it and nor do I fit the criteria for any other sort of autoimmune illness. I'm glad for that but it leaves me wondering what the hell is wrong. Perhaps this is just my life and I have to learn to manage with all the pain, fatigue and the other 101 problems I have. Well, I have been managing for a quite a few years now so I guess I'll just carry on. I'm not sure if it's possible to have a Lupus like illness which doesn't show on blood tests. I am puzzled because all my symptoms fit with it and the rheumi said if the tests weren't negative she would say that's what it is. Hat do peop,e think. Should I persist or should I just forget it and accept the way I am and continue to get on with things.?