How do you get a diagnosis of Lupus?
I was diagnosed with Fibro ten years ago and the rheumy didn't think it was Lupus. I'm not sure if I was tested for it at the time - would that have been automatic? I must have had blood tests because I remember being phoned up by my GP to say I had a Vit D deficiency. I was also recently diagnosed with ME although have had chronic fatigue for years, particularly post exertional malaise.
My other symptoms are: migraines, pain, feeling cold and poor temperature regulation and Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating which is one of the most distressing symptoms for last few years) triggered by COLD weather more. Yup, doesn't make sense, although I see that people with Lupus more likely to suffer fever. I had pleurisy years ago. I've had lifelong anxiety.
I wonder about Lupus from time to time as I do about other conditions with overlapping conditions (so many are similar). But getting rashes on my face which appear at night when I look in bathroom mirror, especially in last few weeks.