Although it didn’t start well when the doctor was half an hour late and it wasn’t my usual doctor (this completely freaked me out as I requested my usual doctor by name and waited 3 weeks) I have FINALLY managed to get a referral to rheumatology!
Not only did he listen to me and my partner but he pulled up information from the last time I went which was 2013 to tell me I’ve had positive ANAs since then! It was 1/40 back then but now 1/360 so he thinks something is defiantly progressing. He said it could be lupus, SLE or another connective tissue disorder but these things are hard to diagnose and to keep on with the temperature readings, photos and symptom logs.
I could have cried when I left the doctors, all the backwards and forwards, different tests being run and all that waiting seems as if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! I’ve been told I’m probably going to have to travel as far as newcastle but if it means getting a diagnosis/some answers I’ll go anywhere.
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone on here for your support as I don’t think I could have got through a lot of this without you!