Hi, I don't have lupus or Sjogrens but chanced upon this site when googling some of my symptoms. Couple of years ago I got a red rash on face, my hair really thinned, got a couple of red eyes (one at a time) Had blood test that showed high inflammatory markers CRP?? doctors dismissed it all but I eventually got referred to rheumatology. First rheumy asked my GP to refer me to neurology and dermatology as he saw red rash on my neck and the V shape, GP wouldn't do either. I have pain in most of my joints diagnosed as arthritis and DDD and osteoporosis, previous history of breast cancer and slipped disc for which I had an emergency op, it's now bulging again causing impingement. I've just had hysterectomy due to double prolapse. My muscles often hurt and if my skin is pressed with firm pressure not light touch that also hurts me? Rheumatology say no fibro, no polymyalgia? I have now been discharged after 4 appts as my ANA was negative. I had to have blood test in case I needed a transfusion after hysterectomy and found out I tested positive for irregular antibodies? Does that mean anything, they didn't seem concerned other than it took longer to cross match it. Oh, I also had a high reading on thyroid which was 8.3 and the cut off is 8.4, they're going to repeat that in November as it's apparently borderline? Anyone have any possible theories. I have terrible dry mouth and all mucous membranes and struggled not being able to drink before operations, after op I ordered a sandwich but couldn't eat it as too dry and couldn't swallow it! Have dry eyes too! I dare say a lot of this is age or medication related but the antibodies makes me wonder? Thanks for reading, sorry so long!